3 Wildlife Areas
22 Restaurants
13 Lodges
17 Historic Sites


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Question #1: McDowell County was nationally known for its prominence in what industry?

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Question #2: What is McDowell County popularly referred to as?

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Question #3: In what year did West Virginia become a state?

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Question #4: What feature film had its setting in Welch?

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Question #5: What bestselling memoir inspired the feature film October Sky?

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Question #6: Who was McDowell County named after?

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Question #8: During the Civil War, Isaiah A. Welch was a captain for what army?

Question #9: What city is the county seat of McDowell?

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Question #10: What popular talk show host was born in McDowell County?

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Most Popular Destinations

Our collection of the most popular adventures.


Pocahontas Motel

If you are looking for an option that offers standard amenities for a stay that is comfortable on any budget, then consider the Pocahontas Motel. We have a great staff ...


Warrior Creek Development Apartment

Warrior Creek Development is a social enterprise/community development organization that provides quality and affordable homes, creates quality jobs, and ...


Coal Camp Creations

COAL CAMP CREATIONS (CCC) is located in Kimball, WV within a mile of the historic site of the Carswell Coal Mine Operation. The Peerless Coal Company was located ...


Anawalt Lake Wildlife Management Area

Anawalt Lake WMA (1,792 acres) McDowell County. Located approximately 20 miles southeast of Welch, access is provided by following state Route 103 south from Welch ...


Panther Wildlife Management Area

Panther Wildlife Management Area (7,820 acres) McDowell County. From the town of Panther take state Routes 3/1 and 3/2. Panther is comprised of extremely ...


Ya’sou Restaurant

Ya'sou Restaurant is located in Kimball, WV. It is a traditional American and Greek cuisine restaurant. ATV enthusiasts are welcome! Oven roasted Grecian chicken, ...

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Bass Tournament
Bass Tournament McDowell County Sportsman Club June 9, 2018 | Registration Starts at 6:00AM | Tournament Begins at 7:00AM | Tug Fork and Dry Fork River Cast a line and get ready for an exciting day of friendly competition! Registration starts at ... Read More
Mark Twain-Stonewall Jackson Dinner Theater Weekend
Mark Twain-Stonewall Jackson Dinner Theater Weekend BOOK NOW! Elkhorn Inn & Theatre September 14-16, 2018 | Route 52 Between Eckman and Kimball Join us for this truly unique and entertaining weekend of delicious food, history, literature and fun! The "Mark Twain-Stonewall Jackson ... Read More
McDowell Co. 4-H Soccer Program
McDowell Co. 4-H Soccer Program West Virginia University Extension - McDowell County 2018 Soccer: Ages 5-13 | Soccer Skills Clinic June 30, 2018 | Opening Day August 11, 2018 at 2:00PM Opening Day is August 11th at 2:00PM at the MVHS Soccer Field and Closing ... Read More


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