Coal City, West Virginia (WV), an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, was named for its situation in the coal mining region of southern West Virginia. Not actually a city, the community developed on a ridge of privately owned farmland located amid surrounding coal camps. Miners who earned enough to purchase a lot gradually populated the community.
The ridge upon which Coal City is located, geologically the southern extent of Guyandotte Mountain, is drained on the east by the Piney Creek, a tributary of the New River, and on the west by Winding Gulf Creek, a tributary of the Guyandotte River.
Lodging near Coal City, West Virginia
Coal City is located approximately four miles southwest of Sophia, West Virginia, and 10 miles south of Beckley, West Virginia.
Map of Coal City, West Virginia
Coal City is located in the New River Gorge Region of southern West Virginia near the eastern edge of the Hatfield & McCoy Region.