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Unincorporated community
Postmark from Whitby, West Virginia
Postmark from Whitby, West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25939
GNIS feature ID 1555966

Whitby is an unincorporated community and coal town in the Winding Gulf Coalfield of southern West Virginia within Raleigh County, United States. Originally, Whitby was named Stahl. Before 1919, Bowyer was another accepted town name. By 1919, the town name of Whitby was being used. As of 1927, Whitby was the official name used by the United States Post Office.


Whitby is part of the census-designated place of Coal City. At its height of coal production in the 1940s, Whitby had a population of 400.

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