The City of Mullens, the Dogwood City, is an historic railroad and coal mining town nestled among the steep majestic
mountains and rambling streams and rivers of Wyoming County. Mullens is located in Southern West Virginia at the
junction of state highways 10, 16, and 54 where Slab Fork Creek joins the Guyandotte River.
Wyoming County is one county east of Kentucky and one county north of Virginia. The surrounding counties
are Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, and Raleigh Counties.
The population of Mullens is approximately 1,630. The land area of Mullens is 1.9 square miles. Mullens is located
approximately 54 miles from the state capital, Charleston, West Virginia and approximately 264 miles from our nation's capital,
Washington D.C. Mullens is located less then a days drive from over 60% of the US Population. Mullens is within 20 minutes of
I-64 and I-77and 30 minutes from the Beckley regional airport. Rail service operates through the town of Mullens with a
major switching station less than 5 miles away. The City of Mullens has a mild seasonal climate with an average
temperature of 54 degrees.
Mullens is on the Coal Heritage Trail National Scenic Byway and is located in the National Coal Heritage Area.
Local points of interest include Twin Falls Resort State Park, Hatfield McCoy Trail System, and historic coal
camps many of which are still occupied. The Mullens Historic Landmark Commission has identified more than 75
structures of historic significance. Downtown Mullens has been registered as a National Historic District. The City of
Mullens began as an historic railroad and coal mining town settled in 1894 when Andrew Jackson Mullins moved here.
The town was named for him, but a misspelling changed the "oi" to an "oe" in Mullens when the
application for the post office was filed. Mullens was incorporated in 1912. Mullens is nestled among steep
majestic mountains and rambling streams and rivers.