Community / West Virginia

Norton, West Virginia is a former company town operated by the West Virginia Coal & Coke Company.

The community was originally known as Roaring  Creek Junction as it was located along Roaring Creek and the adjoining Roaring Creek & Charleston Railroad. With the arrival of the West Virginia Coal & Coke Company, the town was enlarged and named for the president of the company, R.F. Norton. Norton at its height included a company store, company bank, and the Norton Grade School.