Place:Coalwood, McDowell, West Virginia, United States

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NameCoalwood
TypeCommunity
Coordinates37.383°N 81.65°W
Located inMcDowell, West Virginia, United States
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Coalwood is an unincorporated community coal town in McDowell County, West Virginia, USA. As of the 1990 Census, the population was 900. The coal mine in Coalwood reached its peak in the 1960s and finally shut down production on October 1, 1982. The town is the setting of the best-selling memoir Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam and the movie October Sky based on the book.

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