Lyburn, West Virginia

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Lyburn is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Lyburn is located in the United States
Lyburn (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°48′7″N 81°55′52″W / 37.80194°N 81.93111°W / 37.80194; -81.93111Coordinates: 37°48′7″N 81°55′52″W / 37.80194°N 81.93111°W / 37.80194; -81.93111
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1555011[1]

Lyburn is an unincorporated mining community in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. Lyburn is also the home of the Bearwallow trailhead for the Hatfield-Mccoy ATV trail.

Mining accident[edit]

In 2002, a slurry pond break in the head of a hollow past Lyburn Post Office Road flooded more than ten residences. The pond, called "Pond 8A" is part of the Tower Mountain Surface Mine, which is operated by Bandmill Coal Corporation, a subsidiary of Massey Energy. The mine was originally permitted by Elkay Mining Company, a Pittston subsidiary, but was recently taken over by Bandmill. There are more than ten ponds on the mine site.