On October 6 the public is invited to a celebration of more than twenty-two new historic signs in the Tucker County, WV Town of Davis. The program begins at 3:00 PM at the Davis Town Hall. The signs showcase the industrial heritage and immigrant families in the coal and timber booms.
Twelve signs are located in front of the historic buildings that make up the commercial center of the town today. They are complemented by five signs interpreting the sawmill, in Davis’s Riverfront Park. An additional four signs have been installed in Blackwater Falls State Park near the riverbank. These markers illustrate the important industries of Davis at the turn of the last century: the pulp mill, the tannery and the sawmills. Special driving tours of this area have been arranged for Friday afternoon.
For more information contact: Judy Rodd at Friends of Blackwater 304-345-7663 or email@example.com
Davis has a fascinating history which began with the railroad built by henry Gassaway Davis entering the town in 1884. The arrival of the railroad was soon followed by The National Bank of Davis, a sawmill and the Blackwater Hotel. By 1899 it had a population of 2,319.