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Mullens WV

Mullens West Virginia
“Named After A.J. Mullins”

Town of Mullens WV

The city of Mullens located in Wyoming County, is situated along the Guyandotte River within the mountainous region of southern West Virginia. Pineville is a great town to stay and eat in if you are following the Coal Mining Heritage Trail, hiking at the Twin Falls State Park or riding ATVs on the Hatfield and McCoy Trails.

History of Mullens WV

Mullens was incorporated as a town on September 17, 1912 and it was named for A. J. Mullins, who owned the land upon which the town is built. The early growth of the Mullens community came with development of the lumber and coal mining industries. In the early 20th century, coal-mining manager and developer William Nelson Page of Ansted helped open the Winding Gulf Coalfield with plans for the Deepwater Railway, a new short-line railroad. Completed in 1909, the Virginian Railway (VGN) established engine terminal and yard facilities near Mullens which employed hundreds of workers during the first half of the 20th century. The VGN was merged with the Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W) in 1959, and both later became part of the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS). A caboose museum in Mullens celebrates the history of the railroad in the region.

  • Coal Mining Heritage Trail
  • Twin Falls Resort State Park
  • Castle Rock Trail Head
  • Pinnacle Creek Trail
  • The Hatfield McCoy Trails
  • R.D. Bailey Lake

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