Jenkinjones, West Virginia

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Jenkinjones
Unincorporated community
Street View Jenkinjones West Virginia
Street View Jenkinjones West Virginia
Jenkinjones is located in West Virginia
Jenkinjones
Jenkinjones
Jenkinjones is located in the US
Jenkinjones
Jenkinjones
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°17′37″N 81°25′33″W / 37.29361°N 81.42583°W / 37.29361; -81.42583Coordinates: 37°17′37″N 81°25′33″W / 37.29361°N 81.42583°W / 37.29361; -81.42583
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24848
GNIS feature ID 1554801[1]

Jenkinjones is an unincorporated community and coal town in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. It lies on the western flanks of Stone Ridge near the border with Tazewell County, Virginia.

The Pocahontas Fuel Company Store and Office Buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[2] Its post office [3] was established on October 15, 1912.[4] During the years of 1961-1975 it is documented that 8,290,780 tons of coal were mined by the Pocahontas Fuel Co Inc. at Jenkinjones.[5]

History[edit]

Jenkinjones was named in 1912[6] for Jenkin B. Jones (1841-1916) who was born in Glynneath, Wales.[7]

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Jenkinjones in 2014
Jenkinjones in 2014