Welcome To McDowell County, WV
Home of the "Rocket Boys!"
Where Life is "How it Used to Be!"
Visit Our New Website: headofthedragonwv.com
"Head of the Dragon" Motorcycle Ride
September 12, 2020
Photo's by: Alisha Dawn Mullins, Alan "Cathead" Johnston, Emily Newcomb, Ryan Hicks, Brandon King, and Marcia Mullins. Video's by Robert Hively, and Alan "Cathead" Johnston. Website made possible by Ryan Hicks, Emily Newcomb, Randal Johnson and Shirley Heath, all McDowell County residents at heart.
Website created and managed by:
Council of the Southern Mountains
a nonprofit social service agency.
148 McDowell Street
Welch, West Virginia 24801
Appalachia Is My Name by: Alan "Cathead" Johnston
Come Visit McDowell County, West Virginia and See How Life Use To Be
McDowell County Poet's Corner
"A Taste of McDowell"
By: Garnet Edwards
McDowell County resident and member of the
WVU Sports Hall of Fame
Some folk like us a little and some folk like us a lot,
when you come to McDowell County, you'll get love that will never stop
We'll tell you our stories, the best you'll ever hear, fill your bellies with corn bread and beans, and parade you around while you're here
Coal has been our back bone, niming has been our life putting food on the table, to take care of kids and wife
Yes we are a humbled people, our ancestors taught us care, we love our neighbors, because love is everywhere
McDowell County is the place, we know you want to be here, with our hills and our mountains, our wild life, cabins and streams
Beautiful sceneries, as far as the eyes can see, and riding on those mountain trails, will have your blood running free
Our people are amazing, God's love is in the air, come on down to McDowell County, and you'll see how much we care