Marlinton, West Virginia: The Cone

15-foot-high burnt-orange cone with tiny windows and a door. Resembles a gnome's hat. Supposedly built as an ice cream stand circa 1930. Now stands along a mountain highway in the middle of nowhere.

Address:
US-219, Marlinton, WV
Directions:
On the west side of US-219, either 5.5 miles north of Marlington or 1.5 miles south of the intersection of WV-150.
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Pink Cone of Pocahontas County

The Cone was built between 1920 and 1930. Many local think it may have been used as a gas station or even an ice cream shop. The structure stands about 15 feet high and it is a mystery to many of the locals because there is no sign or plaque describing what the structure is. [Josh, 07/14/2016]

May 2021: Photo added.


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