Matewan, West Virginia

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Matewan, West Virginia (WV), a community on the Tug River in Mingo County, was founded in 1897 and named for Matewan, New York, hometown of the engineer who platted it. In 1920, the battle to unionize coal mines in southern West Virginia erupted in a fatal shootout at Matewan. The John Sayles movie “Matewan” (1987) is based the shootout since known as the Matewan Massacre or .

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Parks & Public Recreation

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A trailhead for the network joins Mate Street in downtown Matewan.

Location

Matewan is located on highway WV-49 approximately 14 miles southeast of Williamson, West Virginia and seven miles northeast of Delorme, West Virginia.

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Matewan is located in the in southwestern West Virginia.




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