Paint Creek


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationWV
  • Length44 miles
Statewide Byway Partners
West Virginia Department of Transportation
West Virginia Tourism Office
Paint Creek


The 44-mile byway and backway travels through Kanawha, Fayette and Raleigh counties on county roads and highlights the state’s coal history. Considered the first battle of the West Virginia Mine Wars, the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek Strike took place in this part of West Virginia in 1912-1913. Sites along the byway or nearby include a coal trestle, coal company housing, Plum Orchard Lake, and Westerly Falls. The byway begins at Pratt and ends behind Tamarack, an arts and crafts center. The section from Mahan to Pax is a backway and is not suitable for RVs or buses.

 Update this byway information today!