Scotts Run/The First Shack

Scotts Run/The First Shack (HMY2C)

Location: Morgantown, WV 26501 Monongalia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 40.013', W 80° 1.063'

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Scotts Run
By the 1930s 10,000 residents representing 28 nationalities and tied to the coal industry crowded the hillsides, victims of severe poverty brought on by a coal recession and Great Depression. "The Shack" and Scotts Run Settlement House brought needed services and interest of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in relief programs.

The First Shack
North 50 feet was first site for "The Shack", community center set up by Presbyterian mission worker Mary Behner to serve mining families of Scotts Run. Opened in a former stable of Pursglove Coal Co., 1932. Site of educational, religious and community service programs, and political, social and labor meetings. Relocated in 1938.
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HM NumberHMY2C
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByWest Virginia Archives & History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 584254 N 4391246
Decimal Degrees39.66688333, -80.01771667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 40.013', W 80° 1.063'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 40' 0.78" N, 80° 1' 3.78" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1390 Blue Horizon Dr, Morgantown WV 26501, US
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