About This Place
Flatwoods is a town in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 348 at the 2000 census. It is found at exit 67 on Interstate 79. The area immediately around the exit has in recent years been commercialized to the point where it now has an outlet mall, a hotel, several gas stations, and many fast food restaurants. A well-known local restaurant is "The Waffle Hut," which is open 24 hours a day.
Flatwoods is usually known as the half way point in the state and for the Flatwoods monster UFO incident which occurred on September 12, 1952.
Flatwoods is located at 38°43′17″N 80°39′11″W / 38.721374°N 80.652957°W / 38.721374; -80.652957 (38.721374, -80.652957). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.7 km2), all land.