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Williamson

Mayor: Robert H. Carlton
Council Members: York Smith, Jr., Sherri Brown, Judith Hamrick and Matthew "Matt" Newsome
P.O. Box 1517 | 107 East 4th Avenue | Williamson, WV 25661 | p (304) 235-1510 | f (304) 235-1516
cityhall@cityofwilliamson.org | www.williamsonwestvirginia.us

Highlights:

  • Incorporated as a city in 1905 by a special charter of the legislature
  • Over 100 years old
  • Largest city in Mingo County
  • Serves as the county seat since formation of the county
  • Population of over 4,000 people; often referred to as the gateway of the South
  • Important area of the Norfolk Southern Corporation's rail system

Area Attractions:

  • King Coal Festival
  • Hatfield-McCoy trail access
  • Hatfield-McCoy Festival
  • The Coal House

Delbarton

Mayor: John Preece
Council Members: Joe Crum, Mark Sizemore, Albert Totten, Glen Dale Canada and Ralph Maynard
P.O. Box 720 | 1 Riverside Drive | Delbarton, WV 25670 | p (304) 475-3359
delbarton_recorder@hotmail.com | www.delbartonwv.us

Highlights:

  • Incorporated as a municipality in 1946
  • Population of over 700

Area Attractions:

  • Annual Delbarton Homecoming Celebration
  • Delbarton Opry House and Community Center
  • Hatfield-McCoy Trail access

Gilbert

Mayor: Vivian Livingood
Council Members: Randy Livingood, Sharon Murphy, Jennifer Miller, Joe Hatfield and Curtis Lester
P.O. Box 188 | Central Avenue | Gilbert, WV 25621 | p (304) 664-9625 | f (304) 664-3222
thetownofgilbert@frontier.com | thetownofgilbert.com | visitgilbertwv.com

Highlights:

  • Incorporated in 1918
  • Named after Joseph Gilbert, one of the earliest white settlers to come into the region.
  • Population of 450

Area Attractions:

  • Larry Joe Harless Community Center
  • Skirmish on the River
  • Twisted Gun Golf Course
  • Hatfield-McCoy Trail access
  • National Trailfest
  • Various lodging facilities

Kermit

Mayor: Charles Sparks
Council Members: Johnny Linville, Tommy Preece, Anna Mae Wellman, Peggy Moore, and Tammy Hodge
P.O. Box 385 | 101 Main Street | Kermit, WV 25674 | p (304) 393-3563 | f (304) 393-4889

Highlights:

  • Incorporated in 1909
  • Named for Kermit Roosevelt, son of President Theodore Roosevelt
  • Population of 406
  • Formerly known as Lower Burning Creek and Warfield

Matewan

Mayor: Sheila Kessler
Council Members: Jeffrey Hatfield, Edward Keith, Edward Nenni, Francine Jones, and Kathy McCoy
P.O. Box 306 | Matewan, WV 25678 | p (304) 426-4092 | f (304) 426-5666
matewanwater@hotmail.com | www.matewan.com

Highlights:

  • Incorporated in 1895
  • Known for the infamous Hatfield and McCoy feud
  • Known for the “Battle of Matewan”, a bloody conflict in the WV coal mine wars

Area Attractions:

  • The Matewan Floodwall
  • The Matewan Depot Replica
  • Matewan Massacre Drama
  • Hatfield-McCoy Fest
  • Civil War Re-enactment
  • Magnolia Fair
  • Hatfield-McCoy Trail access