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Montcoal, West Virginia
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Coordinates: 37°54′50″N 81°32′08″W / 37.91389°N 81.53556°W / 37.91389; -81.53556Coordinates: 37°54′50″N 81°32′08″W / 37.91389°N 81.53556°W / 37.91389; -81.53556
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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