Few People Know About The Living Memorial To WWI That’s Hidden In West Virginia

What do you know about the town of Nitro, West Virginia? It’s located along the Kanawha River in Kanawha and Putnam Counties. Several famous people have ties there: Lew Burdette, Kathy Mattea, Clark Gable, J.R. House. It’s a terminus of “Chemical Valley,” which was once the leading producer of chemicals in the world. And it has strong ties to World War I.

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To learn more about what’s happening in Nitro, visit the town’s Facebook page or website. And believe it or not, there are a few other hidden WWI gems scattered around the state, including this memorial to African American veterans of World War I.


Address: Nitro, WV, USA