Follansbee, West Virginia: An Interactive Web History

This timeline is an interactive effort in creating the history of the city from the times of early settlers through the 1960s. Emphasis is equally given to average persons as well as the prominent names. Readers are invited to contribute memories, photos or suggestions, or pursue the sources for events that relate to their family history.

Please contribute to the Follansbee Timeline if you have any of the following:

  • Historic photos, or memorabilia
  • Family stories about Follansbee prior to 1970
  • Comments about the Timeline
  • Any questions
Please feel free to contact us! Your contributions are greatly appreciated, and are being featured on the timeline, which includes acknowledgements! Please communicate using the “Contact Us” page or by emailing Frank at

Recent Additions to the Timeline Include:

A Regular Athletic Program Begins

1931 Theta Chi Alpha Fraternity – Beta Chapter

Follansbee Football Stars In OVAC All-Star Games 1940-1969

Glory Years of Follansbee High Football Coaches  

St. Anthony Begins High School Sports Program

Employees Killed While Working At Follansbee Steel