Whipple Company Store and Museum, Scarbro

#20 of 69 in Museums in West Virginia
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Whipple Company Store is a historic company store located in Whipple, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA. It was built about 1900, and is a two story, frame octagon building. It sits on a coursed stone faced foundation and features a prominent arched opening at the main entrance. As a company store, it remained in operation until August 1957, when the New River Company mine closed. However, it remained occupied by retail activities until the 1980s.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
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  • was closed this summer but still worth the effort to stop by if in the area. There is some great historical information posted across the street.  more »
  • I found this fun spot in the book West Virginia’s Dark Tourism. Reading that the basement housed a morgue, my interest was piqued. Unfortunately, when my family arrived, the doors were boarded up and....  more »
  • This WAS a great small local museum with company store and mining memorabilia. Unfortunately, the contents were auctioned off and as far as I can tell, the museum is no longer open.
  • The Whipple Company store is a true diamond in the rough. We decided to stop and take the tour due to the history of my wife's family in coal mining. We are glad we did. We found the tour to be very informative and enlightening. We learned many interesting facts about the company stores and mining that history doesn't teach. The company store is in the process of being restored, but we can see the value in keeping this gem of history alive. Thank you Joy for the tour. We would highly recommend a visit.

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