• Coal Miner Killed in Fayette County, Bringing Total Number of ...

    West Virginia mining officials say that a 28-year-old equipment operator for a coal mining company has died. The Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says the incident occurred about 3 p.m. Tuesday on property owned by Blackhawk Mining in Boone County.

  • Coalwood, West Virginia - Official Site

    The Letter by Steve Date (Above) Watch Steve Date's film The Letter.Homer Hickam describes the film this way: "A beautiful story of love and family from my hometown, Coalwood, West Virginia."

  • West Virginia enters the Union - Jun 20, 1863 - HISTORY.com

    During the Civil War, West Virginia is admitted into the Union as the 35th U.S. state, or the 24th state if the secession of the 11 Southern states were taken into account.

  • Dear West Virginia | The Revivalist

    January 21, 2016 . What a wonderful, heartfelt story of Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia. A facebook friend forwarded it to be because she said the photo looked exactly like our "home place" in Grafton, WV.

  • West Virginia Mountaintop Coal Removal Photos - Business Insider

    Robert Johnson for Business Insider There's no denying the importance of coal in America.. The combustible black rock provides about 40% of the United States' electricity and plays a vital role in the economy of places like West Virginia.

  • Matewan, West Virginia - Wikipedia

    Matewan (/ ˈ m eɪ t w ɒ n /) is a town in Mingo County, West Virginia, USA at the confluence of the Tug Fork River and Mate Creek.The population was 499 at the 2010 census.The Norfolk Southern Railway's Pocahontas District runs through the town.

  • West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) Welcome Page

    The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) investigates and reports on West Virginia's geology and disseminates information to solve problems, enhance economic growth, and promote responsible resource development.

  • wv coal history - West Virginia Office of Miners' Health ...

    West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training A Brief History of Coal and Health and Safety Enforcement in West Virginia

  • e-WV | The West Virginia Encyclopedia

    Bringing West Virginia to your fingertips! e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia.

  • West Virginia Coal Country – McDowell County – Part 3

    Coal trains continue to rumble through the heart of the area on Norfolk Southern Railway's (former Norfolk and Western Railway) Pocahontas Division.

  • History of West Virginia - Wikipedia

    West Virginia is one of two American states formed during the American Civil War (1861–1865), along with Nevada, and is the only state to form by seceding from a Confederate state.

  • Coal Mine Safety and Health | Mine Safety and Health ...

    Coal Mine Safety and Health enforces the Mine Act at all coal mines in the United States. Enforcement activities include:


    Annually, 28 West Virginia Counties produce coal.; McDowell County has produced more coal than any other county in West Virginia. The West Virginia Coal Industry provides about 30,000 direct jobs in WV, including miners, mine contractors, coal preparation plant employees and mine supply companies.

  • From Coal Miners to Teachers: West Virginia Continues to Lead ...

    For decades, West Virginia has been at the forefront of labor activism in the United States. As the state's teachers continue their historic strike, which has shut down every single West Virginia school, we look at the history of the labor activism in the Mountain State.

  • The Monongah coal mine disaster - HISTORY.com

    In West Virginia's Marion County, an explosion in a network of mines owned by the Fairmont Coal Company in Monongah kills 361 coal miners. It was the worst mining disaster in American history.

  • West Virginia Coal Mining - WVGenWeb Project

    More information on the coal mines of West Virginia is one of the most frequent requests made. If you have information you would like to share with others, please send it to Gracie Stover.

  • No Survivors Found After West Virginia Mine Disaster - The ...

    Apr 09, 2010 · Tammy Gobble embraced her father, Charles Dickens, after hearing news that rescue workers had located the bodies of four missing miners deep in a West Virginia coal mine early Saturday.

  • West Virginia | history - geography | Britannica.com

    West Virginia: West Virginia, constituent state of the United States of America. Admitted to the union as the 35th state in 1863, it is a relatively small state. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland and Virginia to the east, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest.

  • Mine Wars History — West Virginia Mine Wars Museum

    The West Virginia Mine Wars are a dramatic and often overlooked chapter of American history. In the early 1900's in the coal fields of Southern WV, miners faced desperate circumstances.