Friday, September 14, 2007

How Itmann, Wyoming county, West Virginia got its name

In 1916, the Pocahontas Fuel Company opened a driftmine operation a short distance from the mouth of Barkers Creek. The president of Pocahontas, Isaac T. Mann, had 120 dwellings built to house his employees. This coal camp grew into the town of Itmann, which was named after Isaac T. Mann. The Pocahontas Fuel Company flourished here for several years, but following World War I, a slump in business caused it to close. The mine remained inactive until 1958 when it was then acquired by Pittsburgh Consolidated Coal Company.

Reference Book of Wyoming County; Mary K. Bowman
Heritage of Wyoming County; Wyoming County Genealogy Society


SluggerWV said...

Very True My mom was raised in Itmann. A lot of very good people have called it home.

Hollowdweller said...

Wow. never knew that. So what was Jolo and Stringtown named for?

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