- Montcoal, West Virginia
Montcoal, West Virginia — Unincorporated community — Coordinates: 37°54′50″N 81°32′08″W / 37.91389°N 81.53556°WCoordinates: 37°54′50″N 81°32′08″W / 37.91389°N 81.53556°W Country United States State West Virginia County Raleigh Elevation 938 ft (286 m) Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) Area code(s) 304 & 681 GNIS feature ID 1555151
Montcoal is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Montcoal is located on West Virginia Route 3 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Whitesville.
Coal mine explosionMain article: Upper Big Branch mine explosion
Montcoal is home to the Performance Coal Company, a division of Massey Energy, Inc. On April 5, 2010, at approximately 3 pm, a methane gas explosion killed 29 mine workers, and injured 2 others.
- ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/04/10/west.virginia.mine/index.html CNN News coverage of 2010 mine explosion in Montcoal
Municipalities and communities of Raleigh County, West Virginia City Towns CDPs
Beaver | Bolt | Bradley | Coal City | Crab Orchard | Daniels | Eccles | Ghent | Glen White | Helen | MacArthur | Piney View | Prosperity | Shady Spring | Stanaford
Abney | Abraham | Affinity | Ameagle | Amigo | Arnett | Artie | Besoco | Big Stick | Blue Jay | Blue Jay 6 | Bragg | Clear Creek | Colcord | Cool Ridge | Cranberry | Crow | Dorothy | Dry Creek | Eastgulf | Egeria‡ | Fireco | Fairdale | Glade Springs | Glen Daniel | Glen Morgan | Hollywood | Hot Coal | Hotchkiss | Jonben | Josephine | Killarney | Lanark | Lego | Lillybrook | Marfork | McVey | Mead | Midway | Montcoal | Mountview‡ | Naoma | Odd | Packsville | Pemberton | Pickshin | Price Hill‡ | Princewick | Raleigh | Rock Creek | Saxon | Shiloh | Skelton | Slab Fork | Soak Creek | Sprague | Stickney | Sullivan | Sundial | Surveyor | Tams | Terry | Ury | Whitby | White Oak | Willibet | Winding Gulf | Woodpeck
Pinepoca | Stotesbury
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or countiesCategories:
- Populated places in Raleigh County, West Virginia
- Unincorporated communities in West Virginia
- Raleigh County, West Virginia geography stubs
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