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Jack Caffrey Arts and Cultural Center

  • Located at 143 Wyoming Street, Welch
  • This Center has 2 Single Office Spaces for Rent. For more information Please contact Ann Turley at the Jack Caffrey Arts and Culture Center   304-436-5392. 

The City of Welch does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and customers.

The City of Welch, West Virginia

88 Howard Street

Welch, WV 24801


Fax: (304)-436-2546

​Water Office: 304-436-4127

About The City of Welch 

Welch is located at the forks of Tug River and Elkhorn Creek in the center of McDowell County, West Virginia, with a population of 2,406 people. Along these waterways lies the richest low volatile seams of coal in the world. 

Welch is noted nationally for having the first World War I memorial building and the first municipally built, owned and operated parking building. The parking building is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for parking. Daily fee is $1.00. Monthly fees are available, please contact Welch City Hall for prices.  

The downtown business district of Welch has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Welch is the county seat of what was the largest coal-producing county in the world for many, many years.