Mud Fork

Photos of the Mud Fork area of Logan County, WV

1959 Verdunville, WV

1959 Verdunville, WV.
Photo courtesy of Connie Marsh.

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25 Responses to Mud Fork

  1. Darwin Justice says:

    What was odd or funny about living about living in Columbus in Columbus was the people you could meet. For many years it seem like everyone I met was from Logan or a nearby town. For instance I worked with Chester Brown at Timken Roller Bearing. Chester was a good friend of my cousin Jonny McCloud. David Bailey was from Dingess. And then a women named Linda Porter from Dingess seemed to know everyone in my family. I’m glad everyone didn’t leave. There would not have been anything to come home for.

  2. Darwin Justice says:

    Was born in Logan in 1953. left Mud Fork in 1959 for Columbus Ohio. My Grandpa Tom and Ora Aldridge lived up Milkhouse Holler for almost 50 years. My mom Edna and five siblings first lived in a four room house my grandpa built in the late 40s in that holler. My aunts Gaynell, Glenna Fey and Bonnie and my two uncles Curtis and Tommy moved out of the holler and ended up in Ohio and Michigan. But we all came back often until the passing of my Grandparents. Always enjoyed playing the penball machines at Greenway Baisten store at the bottom of the hill.

  3. PattySullins ward says:

    I was born and raised in Logan still have a cousin there.

  4. PattySullins ward says:

    My grandparents lived near there at mud Fork I remember the store.

  5. Chet says:

    Store owned by man last name smith in 1970 in mud fork looking down
    For relatives there was a pin ball machine in the store

  6. Kevin Thompson says:

    Never knew my cousin Alvie Thompson built a house in mud fork . My grandpa Woodrow Maynard built a baptist church in mud fork .

    • patty maynard says:

      I am from Logan & Holden born 1958. My dad was Walter Maynard mother Katherine . Dad was a coal miner. My mother used to talk about a relative named Woodrow but I think the last name was Skaggs. We used to visit folks in Mud Fork. My brother is Larry Joe Royston. Grandparents Drew & Betty Maynard. John Mroski grandfather all coal miners uncle Frank Mroski.

      • Kyle Workman says:

        I knew Woodrow Skaggs and his son John. I think he also had a daughter. He chewed tobacco and was always quick with a joke.

      • Leona Dingess says:

        There was a man named Woodrow Maynard,I remember that from when I was little,he lived near Godby Heights.,if I’m not mistaken he owned a gas station.

    • Mearl Kraushaar says:

      My grandma knew Woodrow and Mearle Maynard! She talked about them a lot! I think they may have been related somehow? Her name was Mearl Meade, Married to Elisha Meade? Who knows we might be related? Lol

  7. Jamie Longfellow says:

    Looking for information regarding history of the LDS (Mormon) church in Logan.

  8. Loren Tomblin Master Sergeant USA Ret says:

    I was born in the third house below #28 Just down from the boarding house. 1941.

  9. Randy Belcher says:

    My dad worked at 28 went in on the Holden side. I remember a bunch of guys in a track haulage fatality mid 60s anybody have any information about that. Dad stayed for days getting the fatalities out and getting the mines ready to run coal

  10. Kyle Workman says:

    The Cash Grocery Store was at the time of the photo owned by the Spry family. Their house is in the back ground. I don’t recognize the man but it looks like Jr. Spry. The other brother had a mustache. They raced old cars somewhere around Logan when I was a little boy. Later on it was known as the Harris Grocery Store. A small stream is to the right and if you follow the stream it goes by Lucian and Florence Baisden’s house. Of course that was back in the 50’s.

  11. william e workman says:

    my dad worked at #28 he said it was the gassest mine in wv in the 60s he told me they went in at curry holler in holden

  12. babygirl5 says:

    Was there an orphanage at the lower part of mudfork in 1960?

    • rosa kiser says:

      Ethel Stringer Orphanage. It is now an apartment building I think Adams family owned the land near there

    • Jim Salyers says:

      I am not sure about the 1960’s, but I know for sure there was one there in the late 40 and early 50′. it was called “Home Mission Child Shelter”.
      I and my sisters were residents there for a short period of time before my mom remarried and we moved to Whites Addition.