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Williamson, West Virginia: House Made of Coal Team Field Report

Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce

2nd Ave., Williamson, WV
Rt 119 to Williamson, cross the big green bridge into town, first stoplight turn right. It's the 3rd building on the right. 2nd Ave. and Court St.
M-Sa 9 am - 5 pm, Su hrs start in April. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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House Made of Coal

Weighing in at 65 tons with two-foot-thick walls, it's the only "coal house" that really is made entirely of coal. Report...

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Repairs underway at the coal house - 2011.

House of Coal

It's still there and standing at 2nd Avenue and Court Street, but burnt. It was funny to drive from Louisville, KY to Williamson, WV to see a burnt pile of coal.

[Joy, 05/24/2011]
House Made of Coal

Williamson's Coal House was gutted by a fire in October 2010. The coal part -- the exterior walls and arches -- escaped with almost no damage. The building's entrance is currently boarded up with plywood, but Mingo County plans to start replacing its interior walls, floor, and ceiling in April.

[ Team, 03/16/2011]
Coal House

Having lived in Williamson all my life, I've been in the coal house before, which is also a hot spot for visitors of the Hatfield-McCoy Marathon every June. What's also interesting is the fountain in front of the coal house, just to the left, that is of Chief Logan, a major historical figure for Mingo and Logan counties. It's full of pennies now, and last Halloween someone put bubblebath in it as joke.

[Kristin DeBoard, 11/04/2006]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Hatfield-McCoy Love Baby GraveHatfield-McCoy Love Baby Grave, Burnwell, KY - 4 mi.
Forbidden McCoy CemeteryForbidden McCoy Cemetery, Hardy, KY - 6 mi.
McCoy Well and HomeplaceMcCoy Well and Homeplace, Hardy, KY - 6 mi.
In the region:
Burial Ground of the Hatfields, Sarah Ann, WV - 16 mi.

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