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Gassaway Depot/Town of Gassaway


The Gassaway Depot is the only remaining structure of the Coal and Coke Railway Company, incorporated in 1902 for the purpose of connecting Charleston and Elkins. The initial railroad depot was constructed in 1906 and was replaced with the current structure in 1915. Henry Gassaway Davis founded the Gassaway Development Company to deed land to the Railroad in order to construct depots, shops, and other facilities. Due to the construction of railroad buildings the town of Gassaway was laid out. Prior to the railroad, the area was primarily rural with a small population. The railroad was crucial to the development and growth of Gassaway.

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