Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The West Point Power Plant

 Once upon a time there was a power plant in West Point.  West Point was once or twice even called Power Point because it was the first town in the County to have electric power.  The smoke stack behind this building is the only thing left today. 

I have driven passed this cement tower for years and never knew what it was.  I thought a barn silo or maybe the remnants of an old pottery once sat here.  
I talked to some of the residents of this quiet and tight knit community and they said they fought to keep this old smoke stack.  It is all that is left of an era. 
West Point or Power Point has many other stories about coal mines, a volunteer fire department, and the D.A.V.  But those are for another day.