On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Wayne County
Burning Springs Collieries

General Anthony Wayne

On January 18, 1842, the Virginia General Assembly created Wayne County from part of Cabell County.

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Establishment of Wayne County
Wayne County History Sources
Wayne County News Articles
A Brief History of Wayne Community

Kermit Mine Disaster

On January 18, 1951, eleven coal miners were killed in an explosion at the Burning Springs Collieries Company in Kermit, Mingo County.

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"Kermit Mine Explosion Takes Lives Of 11; Two More Injured, One Critically, In Blast"
"Report of Gas Ignition: Burning Springs Collieries Company"
"Investigation of the Gas Ignition of Burning Springs Collieries Mine, Which Happened Thursday, January 18, 1951, About Noon"

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