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What You’ll Discover In These 7 Tiny West Virginia Mining Towns Is Incredible

Like most of West Virginia, the New River Gorge area has a rich history of coal mining. In fact, during the Industrial Period, more than 50 coal towns sprung up there,  bringing thousands of people to the gorge.

Those coal towns disappeared just as quickly as they appeared, though, leaving the ruins of the towns to be reclaimed by nature.

Here are a few of those ghost towns:

How many of these coal mining ghost towns have you been to? Learn more about them here.