Some of the cities, towns, and places in McDowell County are Algoma, Anawalt, Apple Grove, Asco, Ashland, Atwell, Avondale, Bartley, Beartown, Berwind, Big Four, Big Sandy, Bishop, Black Wolf, Bottom Creek, Bradshaw, Canebrake, Capels, Caretta, Carlos, Carswell, Coalwood, Crumpler, Cucumber, Davy, Eckman, Elbert, Elkhorn, English, Ennis, Erin, Faraday, Filbert, Gary, Gilliam, Havaco, Hemphill, Hensley, Hull, Iaeger, Isaban, Jacobs Fork, Jed, Jenkinjones, Johnnycake, Jolo, Keystone, Kimball, Kyle, Landgraff, Leckie, Lex, Lila, Litwar, Maitland, Maybeury, McDowell, Mohawk, Mohegan, Monson, Newhall, Northfork, Pageton, Panther, Paynesville, Powhatan, Premier, Raysal, Ream, Rift, Rockridge, Roderfield, Rolfe, Sandy Huff, Six, Skygusty, Squire, Superior, Switchback, Thorpe, Twin Branch, Union City, Upland, Vallscreek, Venus, Vivian, War, Warriormine, Welch, Wilcoe, Worth, Yerba, Yukon
McDowell County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,113. Its county seat is Welch. McDowell County is the southernmost county in the state. It was created in 1858 by the Virginia General Assembly and named for Virginia Governor James McDowell. It became a part of West Virginia in 1863, when several counties seceded from the state of Virginia during the American Civil War.