Mannington/Flaggy Meadow

US 250 & Flaggy Meadow Rd., Mannington, WV



"Once called Koontown but renamed in 1856 when chartered as town by Va. Assembly. Incorporated under W. Va. law in 1871. Abundant natural gas attracted diverse industry by 1900. Brick, glass and boiler factories, machine shops, granite works, Bowers Pottery Co., among world's largest sanitary products maker, & Phillips Tool Co., serving the coal, oil and gas industries, were located here.

One mi. south at Flaggy Meadow is site of the first oil well in the Mannington field, drilled 11 Oct. 1889. Location was scientifically verified by geologist I. C. White (1848-1927) using the anticlinal theory. Oil and gas boom sparked industrial growth in Mannington. Als o at Flaggy Meadow is uncommon round barn built by Amos Hamilton in 1912 at cost of $1,900."

Update Log 

  • January 29, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger



Mail Pouch barn - MPB 48-27-08
Posted July 5, 2016, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The GPS Coordinates are correct for this Mail Pouch Barn, but it is listed under the incorrect county. Rather than Marion, it should be Mason County.