Montcoal, West Virginia

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Montcoal, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Montcoal, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Montcoal, West Virginia
Montcoal, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°54′50″N 81°32′08″W / 37.91389°N 81.53556°W / 37.91389; -81.53556Coordinates: 37°54′50″N 81°32′08″W / 37.91389°N 81.53556°W / 37.91389; -81.53556
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[1]

Montcoal is an unincorporated community and Coal town 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 explosion[edit]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/04/10/west.virginia.mine/index.html CNN News coverage of 2010 mine explosion in Montcoal