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Old 01-08-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I would love any information on the Mannington area. Planning on moving to WV and want a small town. Any help would be great. Thanks
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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Mannington is a small town, all of my roots are from there (Dent's Run), still have family there. Here is a link that will help you out:

http://www.cityofmannington.com/

If it is still there, you have to check out the swinging bridge not far from the old High school, loved it as a kid.
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Old 01-13-2007, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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thanks for the info sorry i didn't get back sooner on your coment. have been busy doing alot of research and i should have checked bach here first.
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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My dad kind of lives in Mannington... He works in the mines near there or something. He lives right in downtown. Personally, I'm not too fond of it and neither is he. He comes back home every Wednesday and on the weekends cause its just not that great of a place. It's really small, and well, I'm not going to say why I think its not that great of a place but just take my word for it. There are some really beautiful historic buildings there though
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:23 PM
 
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Mannington is an OK town....There is plenty of cheap real estate and rental properties...it is a very Historical town...people who live there tend to live there their whole lives....it seems like very few people leave....I guess that says something about it! There are other small towns near there. Farmington, Barrackville, Monongah...Personally I would check them out too!
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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I will tell you that there is no real work there. The upside is that they have a Dairy Queen.
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:19 AM
 
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I grew up in Mannington, and yes the swinging bridge is still there but I dont think you want to walk across it, my sister and other family was walking across it about a year ago and it broke in a couple places, lol. And yeah there isnt much in Mannington itself. They have a couple grocery stores and gas stations, nice size park where the Mannington Fair comes to town which from what I remember is pretty good. I live in NC now, I will honestly say that was the best choice I ever made was to leave that place, I like to go back to visit to see how things have changed and how much worse it could possibly get. The mountains are beautiful. If you wish to go anywhere you have to drive at least 30 mins to the next biggest town Fairmont to even think of a Walmart or such. I did hear that they were getting some kind of amusement park in Fairmont. If you love older homes, country living and want to know pretty much everyone in the whole town then Mannington would be it. I will say it seems to flood a lot and the winters are bad. I would do some serious thinking about moving there, maybe you need to see it for yourself first, dont just move there. Enjoy and take care.
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:23 AM
 
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The dairy queen doesnt seem to be open much either,your best bet is to go to the local hometown proud IGA and get a tub of ice cream. I also cant complain of the schooling, Mannington Middle and North Marion, I enjoyed going there, maybe cause the teachers are your neighbors and their children are your best friends. If Mannington would not have burnt down years ago, I am sure it would still have that old historic charm, but things change.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:21 AM
 
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Have you tried reading the Mannington Forum? There is alot af gosip and everyone knows your business in Mannington. There is alot Historical Criteria there but it would be better just to visit rather than live there. The swinging bridge was just redone last summer. Though it is be the middle school not the high school. The town is nothing but a big head ache unless you are involved in illegal things. Everyone knows everyone in mannington. Try reading the Mannington forum it may help. Good luck if you do move there.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:49 PM
 
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I am looking for a home to buy on land contract. I have 3 children and would like to stay in this area. The kids are enrolled in blackshere and I am employed at the Moose Lodge. If there is any thing available in the area please contact me. Thanks so much. (304) 816-1844 Crystal
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