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Northern Appalachian Coal Mining Heritage Association

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Founded in March 2000, The Northern Appalachian Coal Mining Heritage Association (NACMHA) is dedicated to educating the public on our regional coal mining heritage. NACMHA operates a seasonal interactive coal mining museum in Fairmont, West Virginia adjacent to Coal Country Miniature Golf course along Interstate 79.

Northern Appalachian Coal Mining Heritage Association (NACMHA)


The geographic focus is the "Fairmont Field" which includes the 6 counties of Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor. NACMHA has, over its short life, established a museum, hosted with local communities a state traveling coal mining exhibit for 2 1/2 years and enlisted public sentiment to preserve this historical display. We have also loaned artifacts and library materials to speakers, researched and developed a listing of coal mine fatalities and supported other local groups in efforts to build miners' memorials commemorating coal mine disasters. We display a regional road map at our museum showing regional coal mining heritage attractions in the area.

Coal Country Lane
Fairmont, West Virginia
Phone Number
(304) 366-9358
  • Local History Societies and Museums
This location was created on 2014-09-08 by Eliza Kolander .   It was last updated on 2017-06-26 by Eliza Kolander .

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  • I am looking for information on the coal mining around Fairmont, WV right after the Civil War. I am also interested in the coal mining activities of a Fairmont resident, Clarence D. Robinson. Help and information is always appreciated. Willing to share info.


    Charlie Robinson

    Charlie Robinson on 2018-09-08

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