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Hancock County, West Virginia Landmarks

The landmarks listed below are located in Hancock County, West Virginia.

Homer Laughlin China Company

Homer Laughlin China Company

Newell, Hancock County, West Virginia, 26050
Initially began as Laughlin Pottery in East Liverpool, Ohio, the company was started in 1871 by brothers Shakespeare and Homer Laughlin. By the late 1920s all production was centered at the West Virginia factory and the Ohio site was abandoned.

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort

Chester, Hancock County, West Virginia, 26034
The track was known as Waterford Park prior to 1990. In 1994, the track was authorized to have slot machines. The Mountaineer now has casino table games, a convention center and entertainment venue called "The Harv."

Peter Tarr Furnace

Peter Tarr Furnace

, Hancock County, West Virginia
Built in 1794, this is reported to be the first Iron Furnace west of the Alleghanies. As well as making cooking utensils and iron grates, this furnace also cast the cannonballs used by Commodore Oliver H. Perry in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie.

Tomlinson Run State Park

Tomlinson Run State Park

, Hancock County, West Virginia
Tomlinson Run State Park sits on 1,398-acres (5.66 kmē) along the small Ohio River tributary of the same name. The park may be the only place in West Virginia that offers overnight accommodations in a yurt.

World's Largest Teapot

World's Largest Teapot

Chester, Hancock County, West Virginia, 26034
Originally a giant Hires Root Beer barrel, the landmark was brought to Chester in 1938 and converted to a teapot. At the time, Chester and the surrounding communities were home to the largest pottery industry in the world.

Top 5 Most Popular Hancock County Landmarks

  1. World's Largest Teapot
  2. Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort
  3. Peter Tarr Furnace
  4. Homer Laughlin China Company
  5. Tomlinson Run State Park

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