Sewell

Name:

Sewell

County:

Fayette

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

37°59′50″N 81°01′15″W / 37.99722°N 81.02083°W / 37.99722

Elevation:

1,014 ft (309 m)

Time Zone:

Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)

Comments:

Sewell is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Sewell is located on the New River 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Fayetteville.

Remains:

Sewell was the sight of a major coking operation with 193 beehive coke ovens operating in the late nineteenth century and early to mid twentieth century.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

The operation was serviced by the Mann’s Creek Railroad between 1886 and 1955.

Remarks:

The community was named after Stephen Sewell, a pioneer settler.

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