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Mingo County

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Mingo County

Mingo County is the youngest country in the state, formed from Logan County in 1895, and named for the Mingo Indian tribe, of which Chief Logan was the tribal leader. The rapid development in the vicinity of Williamson, which occurred after the building of Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W) through the region during the 1890's, together with the inconvenience of communications with the county seat at Logan logically lead to the formation Mingo County from the southern territory of Logan County.

County Seat: Williamson, WV
Population: 28,253 (2000 Cenus)
Mingo County Profile

Lodging: Mingo County Hotels

Cities and Towns

Kermit, WV
Gilbert, WV
Matewan, WV
Williamson, WV


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 56 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 44 (Degrees F) -- Low 23 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 89 (Degrees F) -- Low 65 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 3.20 inches -- July: 4.76 (inches) -- Annual: 43.8 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

20 - 30 inches

Mingo County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Logan and Mingo Counties