Shinnston, West Virginia: Giant Coal Miner Charlie

Named "Charlie," the giant miner statue is made of scrap metal, carries a lunch pail and wears a helmet with a working light. According to the nearby plaque, the memorial was erected in 1999 to honor coal miners.
Address:
CR 19/45, Shinnston, WV
Directions:
On US Hwy 19 southbound from town, across from the cemetery, turn right just after Lincoln High School. Follow the gravel road back a short ways to the Repair King parking lot. Charlie is right out front.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Giant Coal Miner Charlie

Neat find! A little off the paved path, drive slowly if you're in a small car. He's currently surrounded by bits of construction material.

[Lindsey Wolfford, 07/16/2019]

Charlie the Miner.

Giant Coal Miner

Clarification on the directions...heading south on US 19, south of the town of Shinnston, turn right AFTER the high school. The gravel road is just a bit north of the junction with WV 20. You'll see the nuclear cooling towers across the river from Repair King. Kind of ironic.

[Lucy Pfeffa, 11/18/2014]

Charlie the Miner.

Giant Coal Miner

This is a giant coal miner. It's in front of Repair King. You have to turn in next to Lincoln High School. The coal miner is named Charlie. He has a real light in his miners cap. My dad says he's been there for many years.

[Marian C, 07/02/2011]

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