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Gary, West Virginia

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Gary, WV is a community located in McDowell County, named after Judge E. H. Gary, Chairman of United States Steel Corporation. In 1902 the United States Steel Corporation completed one of the largest coal plants in the world at Gary, and soon afterwards constructed two branch line railroads connecting with the Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W) in the Flat Top - Pocahontas Coal Field.

Gary, WV
Gary, WV Hotels

Population: 917

Elevation: 1402 feet

US Steel - Coal Cleaning Plant - Gary, WV - 1954
No. 3 Club House, Gary, WV - 1920's

Radio Stations: WHQX (FM 107.7)

Circa 1950 photo of the coal preparation and cleaning plant at Gary, WV