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Mullens
Wyoming County, West Virginia

ZipCodes
25882

Motto
"The Dogwood City"



Page Contents for Mullens, West Virginia

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Community events.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The West Virginia state capital is Charleston.
The population of Mullens is approximately 1,653 2005, 1559 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,063 1990, 682 2010.
The amount of land area in Mullens is 4.943 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Mullens is 1.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mullens to Washington DC is 264 miles.
The distance to the West Virginia state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mullens is positioned 37.57 degrees north of the equator and 81.38 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Mullens elevation is 1,426 feet above sea level.
The city tree is the The Dogwood Tree.
Mullens median income is $ 29,400 2005.
The Mullens median home price is $ 48,600 2005.
Mullens average temperature is 51.7 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 43.7 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 66 degrees F.

Location

in southern West Virginia about 56 miles from Charleston at the junction of State routes 10, 16, and 54 where Slab Fork Creek joins the Guyandotte River. Other nearby communities include Rhodell, Pineville, Lester, Northfork, Keystone, Sophia, Kimball and Coal City.
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Climate


seasonal. Mullens is protected from extremes in temperature by the surrounding mountains which rise to over 3,400 feet above sea level.
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History & History Related Items

Mullens began when Andrew Jackson Mullins moved here in 1894. The town was named for him, but a misspelling changed the i to an e in Mullens when the application for the post office was filed. Mullens was incorporated in 1912.

After the Dogwood was chosen as the official tree of Mullens, the Laurel Garden Club sold the trees, hoping that every yard in the city would have one. Hundreds of trees have been planted.

The center of smokeless coal field. The first commercial coal mine in the county was opened here in 1908. The Virginian Railroad came to town in 1906.

Mullens Historic Landmark Commission has identified more than 75 structures of historic significance.
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The settling of Mullens

1894

The incorporation of Mullens

1912


Attractions

Twin Falls resort State Park
P.O. Box 1023
Route 97
Mullens, WV 25882
Phone: 304-294-4000
Toll-free: 800-CALL-WVA
Fax: 304-294-4000
Among the park's features are a mountaintop lodge, vacation cottages, dining, catering services, 18 hole, par 71 golf course, hiking, camping, picnicking, nature center, the Pioneer Farm, Swimming, Game courts and much more.

Stone Tunnel
A freestanding, unsupported railroad tunnel cut through solid rock in 1906 by the Virginian Rialway Co.

Railroad and Mullens Area Historic Museum
The Virginian Railway Co. Caboose #307 was restored to be used as the home of this museum. It is open to the public. The car was built in 1949. It was donated to the Chamber in 1987. After some setbacks, the caboose was moved on June 27, 1990 onto ties and rails which were original railway equipment. #307 was originally used in the Elmore train yard in Mullens. It brought up the rear of many coal trains. Items are continually added to the museum.

Several large murals may be seen around town on Howard Avenue and at the fire station.
The Virginian Mural is 20x90 feet and pictures an old Virginian Railway steam engine, #215, pulling baggage car #53, the Mail car and a passenger coach through a free standing, upsupported tunnel in west Mullens. The mural's setting is in the fall season and features typical colors for the original cars. It was painted in 1989 on a building built in 1924. Hundreds of hours were spent by volunteers helping to complete the project. Contributions are accepted at the Caboose museum for the mural's upkeep

See pictures of some of the murals, the high school and more taken from Mullens postcards.
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Mullens City Government

Mullens City Clerk
316 Moran Ave
Mullens, WV 25882-1429
Phone: 304-294-7132

Mullens is governed by a Mayor and four commissioners who are elected every four years.

City officials as of 3-26-01
Randy Brewer, Mayor
Bob Toler, Commissioner
Butch McNeely, Commissioner
Lewis Arnold, Commissioner
Ken McBride, Commissioner
Earl Mongeni, Jr., City Clerk
Rick Staton, City Attorney
Phone: 304 294-7132

Mullens Historical Events

1970, November 19
Rick Tolley
A monument at the Mullens Athletic Field is in memory of Rick Tolley, graduate of V.P.I. and head coach of the Marshall University football team is located here in Mullens. He was killed with 74 team members on 19 November 1970. Mullens Athletic Field has facilities for baseball, football, tennis and has a swimming pool.


1937 - 1941
Mullens prospers because of the large demand for coal in Europe.
Mullens High School has its first state championship football team.


1932 - 1936
Mullens sees a recovery from the Depression through welfare programs, a rebirth of coal mining, union organizations and achievements in the school academics and athletics.
Contact Jack Feller 304-294-4004 for more historical inforamtion


1926 - 1931
Mullens becomes a city with business booming when the Great Depression slows progress with economic and personal suffering. A new high school building and the Virginian Railway expansion is seen.


1894 - 1925
A mountain farm in a narrow valley becomes a town and railroad center for expanding coal camps.

Mullens Chamber

Mullens Area Chamber of Commerce
P,O. Box 235
Mullens, WV 25882
Phone 304 294-6470

PURPOSE: To promote and advance the economic, commercial and industrial interests of the City of Mullens and adjacent areas; to initiate and aid in all projects and endeavors of the business community; to foster the welfare of area residents; to sponsor and supervise programs, events and civic endeavors contributing to the foregoing; to cooperate in like state; regional and national programs; and to transact all lawful business and activities in connection therewith or incident thereto.

Officers for the year 2001 are as follows:
Eva E. Smith, President
Bill Lester, Vice President
Millicent Smith, Secretary
Carol Wiley, Treasurer

Board of Directors:
Jack Feller
D. Grove Moler
Jody Clowers
Rosalie Conners
Glema Bentley
Roy Kemp
Richie Tankersley NOTE: Eva Smith was the first woman to be elected to this Chamber of Commerce. She was first elected in 1997, and again in 1998. She was elected again in 2001. In 1997 all of the officers were women/another first. Eva, Rosalie Conner, Millicent, and Carol.

The Chamber meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 12 noon in Roma's Pizzeria on Howard Avenue. New members are always welcome!

Mullens Community News

Mullens Community Events

Wyoming County Christmas Parade
Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce
Eva Smith, Parade Coordinator
Charlene Cook, member
John Conley, member
Phil Halsey, member
Millicent Smith, member
Allen Cook, member


The Mullens Dogwood Festival
P.O. Box 51
Mullens, WV 25882
Phone 304 294-8005, 294-6470 or 294-0700
2001 is our 22nd year
May 3, 4, 5 and 6th, 2001
Come join in and enjoy 4 Days of fun for the entire family.
The Mullens Dogwood Festival Committee Members are:
Susan England, Pres.
James Miller, V. Pres.
Eva Smith, Secretary
Carol Wiley, Treasurer
Stanley Farrar, Member
Janet Weaver, Member
Louise Hess, Member
Rebecca Howard, Member
Rosalie Conner, Member
Rose O'Neal, Member
Steve Beverly, Member
D.Grove Moler, Member
Jack Feller, Member
Earl Mongeni, Member

Mullens Organizations

Mullens Area Chamber of Commerce
P,O. Box 235
Mullens, WV 25882
Phone 304 294-6470

PURPOSE: To promote and advance the economic, commercial and industrial interests of the City of Mullens and adjacent areas; to initiate and aid in all projects and endeavors of the business community; to foster the welfare of area residents; to sponsor and supervise programs, events and civic endeavors contributing to the foregoing; to cooperate in like state; regional and national programs; and to transact all lawful business and activities in connection therewith or incident thereto.

Officers for the year 2001 are as follows:
Eva E. Smith, President
Bill Lester, Vice President
Millicent Smith, Secretary
Carol Wiley, Treasurer

Board of Directors:
Jack Feller
D. Grove Moler
Jody Clowers
Rosalie Conners
Glema Bentley
Roy Kemp
Richie Tankersley NOTE: Eva Smith was the first woman to be elected to this Chamber of Commerce. She was first elected in 1997, and again in 1998. She was elected again in 2001. In 1997 all of the officers were women/another first. Eva, Rosalie Conner, Millicent, and Carol.

The Chamber meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 12 noon in Roma's Pizzeria on Howard Avenue. New members are always welcome!

Mullens Libraries

Mullens' Area Public Library
102 4th St
Mullens, WV 25882-1410
Phone: 304-294-6687
Cindy Nuckolls, Librarian
Crystal Brewer, Asst. Librarian


MULLENS AREA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
500 Dunman Street
Mullens, WV 25882
Eva Smith, President
Wanda Shifflette, Vice President
Millicent Smith, Secretary
Melinda Price, Treasurer

Mullens Schools

Mullens Grade School
2107 Caloric Road
Mullens, WV 25882-1603
Phone: 304-294-5252


Mullens Middle School
801 Moran Avenue
Mullens, WV 25882-1533
Phone: 304-294-5757


Wyoming East High School
Rt. 10
New Richmond, WV
Phone: 304-294-5153 Mullens

Miscellany

the population of Mullens was:
1990 - 2,006
2000 - 1,769
2005 - 1,653
Median Household Income:
2000 - 27,742
2005 - $ 29,400
Median House Value:
2000 - $ 43,700
2005 - $ 58,600

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