Pageton, West Virginia
|• Total||1.225 sq mi (3.17 km2)|
|• Land||1.201 sq mi (3.11 km2)|
|• Water||0.024 sq mi (0.06 km2)|
|• Density||150/sq mi (59/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Pageton is an unincorporated census-designated place in McDowell County, West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, its population was 187. 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.
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.
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