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Montcoal, West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
938 ft (286 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1555151

Montcoal is an unincorporated community and Coal town in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Montcoal is located on West Virginia Route 3 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Whitesville.

Coal mine explosion

Montcoal is home to the Performance Coal Company, a division of Massey Energy, Inc. On April 5, 2010, at approximately 3 pm, a methane gas explosion killed 29 mine workers, and injured 2 others.

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