Alum Creek, West Virginia

Alum Creek at Alum Creek, WV, Lincoln County, Hatfield & McCoy Region
Alum Creek, Lincoln County

Alum Creek, WV (West Virginia), is an unincorporated community on the Coal River in Lincoln County and Kanawha County and is named for Alum Creek, a stream that enters the Coal River there. Used for pickling and to tan hides, alum outcrops in a deposit in clay along the creek near the town.  Union Carbide long operated a summer camp for employees on their families on the banks of the Coal River near the town. Holley Hills Estate, near Alum Creek, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lodging near Alum Creek, West Virginia

Alum Creek (WV) Hotels

Parks & Public Recreation

The following public recreation areas are located within a drive of approximately 20 miles of the community.

Kanawha State Forest
Coal River Water Trail
Little Coal River ATV Trails
Hilbert Wildlife Management Area
Fork Creek Wildlife Management Area


The community is located off the US-119 expressway approximately 15 miles southwest of the Kanawha County seat at Charleston, WV, and 30 miles east of the Lincoln County seat at Hamlin, WV.

Map of Alum Creek, West Virginia

Regional Information

Alum Creek is located in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia.