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Mullens, West Virginia

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A community in Wyoming County, Mullens, WV, was incorporated as a town in 1912 and as a city in 1929. Located on the Guyandotte River, the town was named for A. J. Mullins, who owned the land upon which the town was built, the corporated name being spelled "Mullens" through inadvertence. The town developed rapidly during the early-1900s due to the location of the terminal and shops complex of the Virginian Railway (VGN) in the town. By the 1920s, Mullens had one bank, a weekly newspaper, a theater, one hospital, five churches, one high school, two elementary schools, three miles of paved streets, and a population of about 5,000.

Mullens was the junction point on the Virginian for the Winding Gulf branch line, a 23 mile long branch built along Guyandot and Winding Gulf into the Winding Gulf Coal Field. Vast amount of coal moved off the branch in additon to large shipments of lumber from Maben and Herndon.

Mullens, WV

Location

Mullens, WV, is located about 25 miles southwest of Beckley, WV, and about 15 miles east of Pineville, WV


Lodging

Mullens, WV, Hotels: Book online reservations


Weather

Mullens, WV


Attractions

Twin Falls State Park


Historic Walking Tour of Mullens (PDF)


Government

City of Mullens


Libraries

Wyoming County Public Library


Schools

Wyoming County Schools

   

Map of Mullens and Vicinity

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Maps

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

180px-Elmore-Mullens.jpg 1925 USGS map of Mullens

Topo map of Mullens, WV and vicinty

Census Data

Population: 1769

Geodata

Elevation: 1426 feet
Longitude: -81.3806
Latitude: 37.5831

Photos

180px-Virginian-Ry-Mullens-WV.jpg Electric locomotive shops of the Virginia Railway in Mullens, WV


Station at Mullens WV Virginian Railway.jpg Station at Mullens, WV, Virginian Railway, ca. 1908


Variant Name(s) for Mullens, WV

Millers, Mullins