88 Howard Street

Welch, WV 24801

(304)-436-3113

Fax: (304)-436-2546

​Water Office: 304-436-4127

The City of Welch

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.

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.

News and Events

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Jack Caffrey Arts and Cultural Center

  • Located at 143 Wyoming Street, Welch
  • This Center will have 2 Single Office Spaces for Rent. For more information Please contact Ashby Lynch at 304-436-3831. 


  • There in an Immediate Job Opening for Director of the Center. To submit a resume please email the Arts and Cultural Committee at donald@mcdowellcoa.org 
  • Application deadline is August 15, 2018. Please see the red link below for Job Description and Requirements. 





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​Linkous Pool Closing for the Season

  • ​Wednesday, August 8, 2018 
  • Open from 12:00 to 5:00 pm
  • ​Thank You All for Making This a Great Season!



Monday, August 13, 2018​​

  • ​City Council Meeting
  • 4:00 pm