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McDowell County

McDowell County is home to Coalwood, War, Caretta, Welch and a host of other towns.


Old Color Postcard
Circa 1935
Highway Over Coalwood Mountain, Looking West, Near Welch, W. Va.
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Old Postcard
Mountain Scene, Coalwood Road, Near Welch W. Va

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The postcard we have was mailed from Welch to Berea, Kentucky, on September 5, 1942.  The writer starts out: "This is a typical road near my home. Such dizzy heights get me down after Berea's level country."

 

 

 

 

Year McDowell County Population

1900  

 18,747

1910  

 47,856

1920  

 68,571

1930  

 90,479

1940  

 94,354

1950  

 98,887

1960  

 71,359

1970  

 50,666

1980  

 49,899

1990  

 35,233

2000  

 27,329

Source: U.S. Bureau
of the Census


 

Links


McDowell County, West Virginia
This site, maintained by David A. Grubb of Welch, has tons of pictures of McDowell County.  It also has dozens of links to local web sites and lots of fascinating information about McDowell County past and present.
www.mcdowellwv.com

 

McDowell County Schools
http://boe.mcdo.k12.wv.us/

 

McDowell Public Library
http://mcdowell.lib.wv.us/

 

Visit McDowell WV Has Information on Local Attractions
http://visitmcdowellcountywv.com/default.aspx