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Winding Gulf, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
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

Winding Gulf is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Winding Gulf is located on Winding Gulf south of Sophia.

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History

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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