WELCH, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Welch launched the CoalTown, USA brand to draw attention to the individuals, businesses, non-profits, and city government working together to grow the community economically and culturally.
The CoalTown, USA concept strongly emphasizes heritage tourism and creative events. The City of Welch developed several events and activities geared to draw tourists to the area and give local residents access to community-building activities for all ages.
Combined with the natural landscapes of McDowell County and the Appalachian traditions of the citizens, CoalTown, USA, provides a unique opportunity to experience the charm of a town deeply rooted in West Virginia’s Coalfields and learn the big plans for the future also.
The City of Welch offers several annual events that celebrate our town and heritage. You can learn about each one by visiting our EVENTS page. To plan your visit or learn about other great regional events, check out the calendar on the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The www.CoalTownUSA.org website plans continue developing the concept, including highlighting the men and women of mining in McDowell. If you have a WV coal miner or local veteran to feature, please contact us!