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Coalwood, West Virginia

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, Coalwood High School - Coalwood, West Virginia

The small town of Coalwood was founded in 1905 by George Lafayette Carter, an American entrepreneur known as “the empire builder of southwest Virginia.” Carter was born on January 10, 1857, in Hillsville, Virginia. He worked at the Hillsville General Store before pursuing a career in selling iron ore properties with the Wythe Lead and