Coal Heritage Trail

Department Of Transportation.

Wind through mountains and valleys showcasing America's remarkable industrial heritage. The region commemorates the history and culture of the coal industry and the impact it has had on the physical and social environment. Numerous resources line the corridor, including coal company towns, tipples, railroad structures, and reclaimed mining lands.


Directions

Getting to the Byway:

Charleston, WV
* Take I-64/77 south to Beckley. * Get on WV-16 and go southwest to Crab Orchard, where the byway begins.

Charleston, WV
* Take I-64/77 south to Beckley. * Take the Harper Road exit and turn left onto Harper Road/Route 3 at the end of the exit ramp. * Drive approximately 2 miles south on Harper Road/WV 3 and turn left onto Ewart Avenue. * Drive approximately 0.5 mi. and turn right into the Exhibition Mine complex.

Charleston, WV
* Take I-64/77 south to Beckley. * Get on WV-16 and go southwest to Crab Orchard, where the byway begins.

Charleston, WV
* Take I-64/77 south to Beckley. * Take the Harper Road exit and turn left onto Harper Road/Route 3 at the end of the exit ramp. * Drive approximately 2 miles south on Harper Road/WV 3 and turn left onto Ewart Avenue. * Drive approximately 0.5 mi. and turn right into the Exhibition Mine complex.

Roanoke, VA
* Take I-581 north to I-81. * Follow I-81 southwest to Wytheville, VA. * Merge onto I-77 and go north to West Virginia. * Get on US-52 heading southwest into Bluefield, WV where the byway begins.

Navigating the Byway:
+ The southern terminus of the byway starts at the border of West Virgina and Virginia, and it travels north along US52 until the road turns into SR16. + Take SR16 in a curving path north to where the byway ends in the town of Beckley, at the junction of SR16 and I-77.

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