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Coalwood is in McDowell County.

The latitude of Coalwood is 37.387N. The longitude is -81.652W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,450 feet.


Former and merged names include:
· Snake Root
Coal-mining town
Well-known residents have included:
· Homer Hickam Jr., NASA engineer and author, who recounted his adolescence here in his memoir, Rocket Boys. The book became a movie, with the anagrammatic title, "October Sky"
Local festivals include:
  • October Sky Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Coalwood web sites and events links in the sections below.

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McDowell County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Coalwood political report.

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