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Marmet, West Virginia

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Marmet, WV is a community in Kanawha County, located on the Kanawha River, incorporated in 1921. First named Elizaville, after Mrs. Leonard Morris, orginal settler, having settled there in 1773. Later known as Browntown, after Charles Brown, who was financially interested in the salt business. Name changed to Marmet in 1900, for the Marmet Coal Company, owned by William and Edwin Marmet, which began the development of large tracts of coal lands at that place in 1899. During the 1930s, the Market Locks and Dam was built at Marmet, one of three locks and dams were built on the Kanawha River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve navigation of the river.

Marmet, WV
Marmet, WV Hotels

Elevation: 604 feet
Population: 1,693 (2000 Census)
Longitude: -81.5672
Latitude: 38.2453


180px-Marmet-WV-Map.gif Map of Marmet, WV showing streets and highways, and nearby airports, parks, hospitals, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and other points of interest; with link to driving directions.

Topo map of Marmet, WV and vicinity

Marmet Locks and Dam on the Kanawha River

Schools: Kanawha County Schools

Libraries: Kanawha County Public Library