Henlawson, Logan County, WV
Henlawson is rumored to have been named for
the Henderson and Lawson family Henry Lawson (see comment) who owned lots of land in the area. The Henlawson post office was established May 24, 1910. Merrill Coal Mines opened its Merrill Mine here in 1921 and built approximately 84 homes to house its miners. Its company store was also located here.
“The Henlawson Thru Truss Bridge was constructed in 1925 in Fayette County (over the Gauley River) with trusses fabricated by Vincennes Bridge Company of Vincennes, Indiana and built by Standard Engineering and Contracting Company of Toledo, Ohio. The trusses were dismantled and moved to Henlawson in 1953. The bridge was completely renovated in 1985 by Turman Construction Company of Barboursville, WV. The bridge consists of five simple spans including a simple-span steel thru truss, two steel simple-span pony trusses, and two simple-span steel girder spans. Also, there is a 3’9” wide sidewalk on the upstream side of the structure. The overall length of the bridge is 416’5 ¼” face to face of backwalls. Signage on the bridge approaches list the name of the bridge as Robert T. “Bob” Carter Vietnam Veteran Bridge.” — www.transportation.wv.gov
Henlawson Photo Gallery
You can help preserve a bit of Logan County history by sharing your vintage Henlawson photos with us. To share a photo, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you must own the photo you are submitting or ensure that no one has a copyright claim on it. Preferably, photos of individuals should be earlier than 1980.