Smithers, West Virginia

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Smithers, West Virginia (WV), a community in Fayette County, was incorporated in 1936 and named for James Smithers, a settler who resided at the mouth of what is now known as Smithers Creek, a tributary of the Kanawha River. The town is situated on the Kanawha River opposite Montgomery, West Virginia, and extends up Cannelton Hollow, long a productive locale for coal mining, toward the Mount Olive State Correctional Complex.

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Smithers is located on highway US-60 at Cannelton Hollow Road, approximately 10 miles west of Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, and eight miles east of Glasgow, West Virginia.

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Regional Information

Smithers is located in the Metro Valley Region in south-central West Virginia near the New River Gorge Region.