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Dunlow depot added to National Register of Historic Places


The small, unincorporated community of Dunlow on WV-152 in southern Wayne County typically does not stir interest among passersby. Drive too fast, and you’ll miss its one significant landmark—a near-perfectly preserved train station sitting alone in an empty field.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in April, the Dunlow Norfolk & Western Railway Depot is one of only a handful of surviving resources from the railroad's Twelvepole Line, once part of its main thoroughfare connecting the coalfields of southern West Virginia to Ohio River and beyond. The tracks are long gone, but the depot remains as a defiant reminder of the community’s industrial past.

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