Pratt



Pratt, located in Kanawha County, is a small community with a population of 600.

Schools

Pratt Elementary School is a Kindergarten through 5th grade facility serving less than 300 students.

Parks

Pratt Elementary School includes a walking track and playground accessible by the public when school is not in session. Upper Kanawha Valley Boat Dock at Hansford is a Public Access Area.

Of Interest

Pratt is most noted as the headquarters of coal company guards, or “thugs”, during the Mine Wars of the early 20th century. The Mine Wars were a series of confrontations between striking miners, organized by union uprisers, and coal companies. “Mother” Mary Jones, one of the most prominent labor organizers, was imprisoned in Pratt in 1912-13. Because of this prominent place in history, Pratt is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Old Kanawha Baptist Church, now the largest building in Pratt, was established in 1793. Each October, the Town of Pratt holds its annual Fall Festival. This even includes a pageant, live performances, vendor booths, and activities for children and the famous hot dog stand.