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Pageton, West Virginia


Pageton, West Virginia

Census-designated place (CDP)
Pageton is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
 • Total 1.225 sq mi (3.17 km2)
 • Land 1.201 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Water 0.024 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 187
 • Density 150/sq mi (59/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24871

Pageton is a census-designated place (CDP) in McDowell County, West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, its population was 187.[2] Pageton is located on the Tug Fork Branch of the Norfolk and Western Railway, along the Pocahontas seam of rich bituminous coal. Pageton is located on State Route 161 between Thorpe and Anawalt.


  • History 1
  • Legacy 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Pageton was named for William Nelson Page (1854-1932) a civil engineer and industrialist who lived in Ansted, where he managed many iron, coal, and railroad enterprises. William Page was the first president of The Virginian Railway Company (now a part of Norfolk Southern).

William N. Page was a principal of the Page Coal and Coke Company, a coal and coking company with another operation in Page in Fayette County. He established the mining operation tipple and coking ovens at Pageton around 1907. The colliery in Page, West Virginia was the Loup Creek Colliery Company and was a completely separate entity.


Although coal mining activity ended long ago, the Page Coal and Coke Company Store at Pageton survives, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  

External links

  • Virginian Railway (VGN) Enthusiasts non-profit group of preservationists, authors, photographers, historians, modelers, and railfans
  • listing of Virginian Railway authors and their works
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