Place:Whitby, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States

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NameWhitby
TypeTown
Coordinates37.65°N 81.183°W
Located inRaleigh, West Virginia, United States
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Whitby is an unincorporated community and coal town in the Winding Gulf Coalfield of southern West Virginia within Raleigh County, United States. Originally, Whitby was named Stahl. Before 1919, Bowyer was another accepted town name. By 1919, the town name of Whitby was being used. As of 1927, Whitby was the official name used by the United States Post Office.[1] The post office closed in June 1988. During the years of 1917-1982 Whitby is documented to have mined 8,995,174 tons of coal by the Bowyer Smokeless Coal Company, Sterling Smokeless Coal Company, Smith and Stover Coal Company and the R&F Coal Company.[2]

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