Winding Gulf, West Virginia facts for kids
|Winding Gulf, West Virginia|
|Elevation||2,264 ft (690 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||304 & 681|
|GNIS feature ID||1556003|
Justis Collins (Coal Baron) built coal camps in Winding Gulf in 1910. There were over 50 miners died in the mines at Winding Gulf over the years. The mines were serviced by the Virginian Railroad. There were several collieries in Winding Gulf such as, No. 1 camp, No. 2 camp, Lynwynn camp, Epperly Hill, and Farley Hill. Winding Gulf was the third largest town in Raleigh County in the 1920s. Mining in Winding Gulf lasted into the late 1980s.
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