Orient Celebrates A Special Anniversary

Nov 7, 2017

The Franklin County town of Orient is celebrating its 100th birthday.

Monday night, State Representative Dave Severin of Benton presented a House Certificate to Orient city officials honoring the milestone.

Orient was incorporated on September 11th, 1917. It was formed in connection to the Orient #1 coal mine, which at its peak production was the top producing coal mine in the world.