The Glen Jean Bank, Built In 1909, Welcomes Visitors To West Virginia’s New River Gorge National Park

Nestled in the mountains, near the gateway to one of America’s most popular outdoor recreation destinations, lies the quiet town of Glen Jean. Just minutes away from the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Glen Jean has a history that dates back almost 150 years to West Virginia’s coal boom era. In this tiny town, you can still see many old company houses where miners once lived, but the most prominent feature that remains from its glory days is the imposing Bank of Glen Jean.

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The New River valley is full of reminders of the long ago coal boom era, but none more striking than the Bank of Glen Jean. As you explore the natural beauty of the New River Gorge, stop and admire this memorial to an era long gone. And while you’re at it, head on up past the old Whipple Store to the hot dog stand marking the spot where Hank Williams was discovered dead.

Address: Bank of Glen Jean, 23 Co Rte 25/9, Mt Hope, WV 25880, USA