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Coal Valley is an unincorporated community in Logan County, West Virginia.
In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.
Logan County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,743. Its county seat is Logan. The county was formed in 1824 from parts of Giles, Tazewell, Cabell, and Kanawha counties. It is named for Chief Logan, famous Native American chief of the Mingo tribe.
West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region in the Southern United States and is also considered to be a part of the Middle Atlantic States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, and is ranked 38th in population. The capital and largest city is Charleston.
It is in the Logan Coalfield region.
Logan is a city in Logan County, West Virginia, United States, along the Guyandotte River. The population was 1,779 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Logan County.
The Herald-Dispatch is a daily newspaper that serves Huntington, West Virginia, and neighboring communities in southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky. It is currently owned by HD Media Co. LLC.
Henry Drury Hatfield was an American Republican politician from Logan County, West Virginia. He served a term as the 14th Governor of the state, in addition to one term in the United States Senate. Hatfield was nephew to Devil Anse Hatfield, leader of the Hatfield clan.
Southern West Virginia is a culturally and geographically distinct region in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Generally considered the heart of Appalachia, Southern West Virginia is known for its coal mining heritage and Southern affinity. The region is also closely identified with southwestern Virginia and southeastern Kentucky, with close proximity to northwestern North Carolina and East Tennessee. Today, Southern West Virginia continues to grapple with poverty and continuing population loss. Almost the entire region is located in West Virginia's 3rd congressional district, which was represented by Evan Jenkins until he resigned on September 30, 2018 to take a seat as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.
Blair is an unincorporated community in Logan County, West Virginia, United States, on the Spruce Fork. Blair lies along West Virginia Route 17. According to the Geographic Names Information System, Blair has also been known as Ginseg, Ginseng, and Seng.
From the time of the Great Depression through the 1990s, the politics of West Virginia were largely dominated by the Democratic party. In the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush claimed a surprise victory over Al Gore, with 52% of the vote; he won West Virginia again in 2004, with 56% of the vote, and the state has voted Republican in every presidential election since.
The Battle of Blair Mountain was the largest labor uprising in United States history and one of the largest, best-organized, and most well-armed uprisings since the American Civil War.
The Logan Coalfield is a coalfield located in Logan County and Wyoming County of southern West Virginia, in the Appalachia region of the eastern United States.
Monaville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 309. It lies in the valley of Island Creek, a tributary of the Guyandotte River near the city of Logan. Monaville is situated between the unincorporated communities of Wilkinson and Rossmore.
Sarah Ann is a census-designated place (CDP) in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. Sarah Ann is located along West Virginia Route 44 and Island Creek, 6.5 miles (10.5 km) west-southwest of Man. Sarah Ann has a post office with ZIP code 25644. As of the 2010 census, its population was 345. It was named for Sarah O'Toole, wife of coal company official Edward O'Toole, and Ann Shanklin, wife of the coal company's coal town doctor, Doctor Shanklin.
Latrobe is an unincorporated community and coal town in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. Latrobe is located on County Route 16 and Buffalo Creek 6.9 miles (11.1 km) east-northeast of Man.
Micco is an unincorporated community in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. Micco is located along Island Creek and West Virginia Route 44 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Logan.
Taplin is an unincorporated community and coal town in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. Taplin is located on the Guyandotte River 1.6 miles (2.6 km) northwest of Man. Taplin had a post office, which closed on March 7, 1998.
The National Coal Heritage Area (NCHA) is a federally designated region of thirteen counties in West Virginia that were the source of "smokeless" bituminous coal through much of the 20th century. The National Heritage Area recognizes the area's cultural and historic qualities and serves to promote tourism, historic preservation and economic development in the region. The idea of the NCHA was first proposed in the early 1990s by Congressman Nick Rahall, and was established on November 12, 1996 by the 1996 Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act. The designated area includes Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Logan, Lincoln, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Raleigh, Summers, and Wayne counties.
The coal towns, or "coal camps" of Mingo County, West Virginia were situated to exploit the area's rich coal seams. Many of these towns were located in deep ravines that afforded direct access to the coal through the hillsides, allowing mined coal to be dropped or conveyed downhill to railway lines at the valley floor. Many of these encampments were set up as coal towns, and when their mines closed, the towns vanished. Mingo County covers the Williamson Coalfield and a small portion of the Logan Coalfield. Below is partial listing of known coal towns within the Williamson Coalfield and a small portion of the Logan Coalfield. Further listings are available here
Rita is an unincorporated community and coal town in Logan County, West Virginia.
The Florence Division is a railroad division operated by CSX Transportation in the U.S. states of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia & West Virginia. The Florence Division has 60 Subdivisions. The Subdivisions in italics came from the Huntington East & Huntington West Divisions effective June 20, 2016.
The Coal Valley News is a weekly newspaper produced in Madison in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Published on Wednesdays, it has a 2016 circulation of 1,176, and is owned by HD Media.
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