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Maitland, West Virginia

Maitland
Unincorporated community
Maitland
Maitland
Location within the state of West Virginia

Coordinates: 37°25′43″N 81°33′05″W / 37.42861°N 81.55139°W / 37.42861; -81.55139Coordinates: 37°25′43″N 81°33′05″W / 37.42861°N 81.55139°W / 37.42861; -81.55139

Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Elevation 1,329 ft (405 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1555027[1]

Maitland is an unincorporated community in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. Maitland is located on U.S. Route 52 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Welch.

History

The community was once the site of a large coal mine, which closed in the mid 1900s. Maitland was almost demolished in 2001 and 2002 when horrific flood levels of the Elkorn River destroyed more than half of the community. In recent years, more than six houses have been torn down; with some more on the way. In 2009 Maitland received funding to improve their sewer, by adding new pipe lines. Before the change the waste flowed in the Elkorn River.

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