Montgomery, West Virginia

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Montgomery, West Virginia (WV), is an incorporated community on the Kanawha River that straddles the border between Fayette County and Kanawha County. West Virginia University Institute of Technology (West Virginia Tech) is the largest employer in the city. Montgomery General Hospital is also located in here. The town of Smithers, West Virginia, is located across the river from Montgomery and slightly upstream.

The land upon which Montgomery developed was first claimed by Levi Morris, a son of William Morris, the first permanent settler in the Kanawha Valley. The community was incorporated as Coal Valley but was renamed Montgomery in 1891 in honor of its founder, James C. Montgomery.

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Montgomery is located on highway 61 across the Kanawha River from US-60 and approximately 30 miles southeast of Charleston, West Virginia, and 14 miles west of Gauley Bridge, West Virginia.

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Regional Information

Montgomery is located in the Metro Valley Region in southern West Virginia near the New River Gorge Region.