Nellis Archives & Historic District

Nellis, WV

Nellis Historic District is a national historic district located at Nellis, Boone County, West Virginia. It encompasses 82 contributing buildings, three contributing structures, and one contributing object. The district includes the commercial, ecclesiastical, and residential buildings built by the Nellis Coal Company as a planned community between 1920 and 1955. The community was a model for coal communities in Boone County and the southern coal fields. Included in the district is the Nellis Church / Nellis Archives (1926), stone wall constructed by the Works Progress Administration (c. 1935), coal company storage building (c. 1945), Nellis Company Store and Offices (1922), community bulletin board (c. 1921), Superintendent's House (c. 1925), and clubhouse (c. 1925).[2]

Nellis was named by mine owners Matthew Slush and T.E.B. Siler after Frank E. Nellis, editor of the "Mount Clemens Independent" in Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

Trip Inspiration

5 Bass Fishing Hideaways in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is well-known as a trout fishing hub but did you know that the Mountain State is also a bass fisherman's paradise? From ...

Read More

Up Your Road Trip Game with these 4 Tips

Looking to prepare for the greatest road trip of your life? You've come to the right place. Along the rolling hills of West Virginia, you ...

Read More

Race the School Bell: Last-Minute Summer Vacations

Summer in West Virginia brings about days of exploring, nights spent up with friends and memories that will last until the end. Although t...

Read More

Go State Park-Hopping in Almost Heaven One Region at a Time

When you find yourself longing for both the beauty and exhilaration of a true adventure, you'll quickly see that West Virginia is your ide...

Read More

Our Favorite Casino Games to Win Big in Almost Heaven

The Mountain State offers a variety of casino games– slots, poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, racing and many more ways to enjoy the...

Read More

Cookout West Virginia-Style this Summer

With summer just around the corner in Almost Heaven, now is the perfect time to fire up the grill and enjoy some classic West Virginia fl...

Read More

Go for Gold: Rock Climbing in Almost Heaven

With the Summer Olympics quickly approaching, it is the prime time to train as the competitors do. Having an abundance of rocky ridges, ste...

Read More

All Aboard for Summer Fun on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

This summer, miles upon miles of lush greenery, sunny skies and emerging wildflowers await you. Wondering how you can see the most of this...

Read More

Discover the New River Gorge on Your Greatest Road Trip Yet

Close your eyes and imagine a place with thousands of acres of lush green forests, rushing waters and cascading waterfalls. Sound too good ...

Read More
More Inspiration