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
Parks & Public Recreation
The following public recreation areas are located within a drive of approximately 20 miles of the community.
Map of Alum Creek, West Virginia
Alum Creek is located in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia.