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
Montcoal, West Virginia is located in the US
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
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyRaleigh
Elevation938 ft (286 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1555151[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