John Henry Statue

Recent Pages: John Henry Statue
 

John Henry Statue



John Henry Statue
Rt. 3
Hinton, WEST VIRGINIA 25951
SUMMERS County

Contact phone: 304-466-5420
Latitude: 37.674008
Longitude: -80.8892539

According to the legend of John Henry, "Steel-Drivin' Man," he was seven feet tall and could do the work of 30 ordinary men. Henry was said to have died shortly after proving he could outwork the new steam-powered drill in cutting the Big Bend tunnel of the C&O Railroad in Talcott. In 1996, the U.S. Postal Service memorialized his legend by dedicating a postage stamp in his honor. A statue of Henry towers atop the mountain on Rt. 3 through which the railroad tunnel runs.