Marmet, West Virginia

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Jet-skier on the Kanawha at Marmet, W.Va.

Marmet, West Virginia (WV), a community on the Kanawha River in Kanawha County, was incorporated in 1921.  The community was first named Elizaville in honor of the wife of Leonard Morris, who settled along the river in 1773. It was also known as Browntown, and was then named for Charles Brown, an investor in the local salt industry. The name was changed to Marmet in 1900 and was so-named for the Marmet Coal Company, which began to develop tracts of mineable land in the region in 1899.

The 1921 that led the the Battle of Blair Mountain was launched at Marmet and followed Lens Creek south toward Madison, West Virginia.

Lodging near Marmet, West Virginia

Parks & Recreation

The near reaches of the Kanawha State Forest are located six miles east of Marmet.


Marmet is located on I-64 and I-77 expressway approximately 10 miles southeast of Charleston, West Virginia, and 15 miles northwest of East Bank, West Virginia.

Map of Marmet, West Virginia

Regional Information

Marmet is located in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia.