Browns Island (West Virginia)

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Browns Island
Geography
Location Ohio River, West Virginia, United States
Coordinates 40°25′30″N 80°36′33″W / 40.4250674°N 80.6092398°W / 40.4250674; -80.6092398Coordinates: 40°25′30″N 80°36′33″W / 40.4250674°N 80.6092398°W / 40.4250674; -80.6092398
Administration

Browns Island is an island on the Ohio River within the corporate boundaries of Weirton in Hancock County, West Virginia. Browns Island was the site of a coke plant, which was in operation until 1982. The island's landscape is industrial with a small wooded portion at the southern tip.[1] Griffen Island lies on the Ohio to its southwest.

Browns Island is known to be the site of an ancient Indian burial ground.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hay, Jerry M. (2008). Ohio River Guidebook. Inland Waterways Books. p. 16. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 

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