|On what was once a large farm, Gassaway, the “little city built upon a West Virginia Hill”, was incorporated in 1905. The town, named in honor of the former United States Senator and one time vice-presidential candidate, Henry Gassaway Davis, grew quickly due to the newly formed Coal & Coke Railroad. Located in the center of the state, Gassaway was midway between the two terminal points of Elkins and Charleston. Gassaway housed the railroad’s shops which employed many of the town folk. Known as the travelers place to stop, the Gassaway Hotel was a favorite. A once booming railroad town with a depot, two hotels, a bank, schools, churches, shops, armory, and hospital, Gassaway is still a town rich in tradition and history.