Matewan is a town in Mingo County, West Virginia, USA at the confluence of the Tug Fork River and Mate Creek. The population was 498 at the 2000 census. The Norfolk Southern Railway's Pocahontas District runs through the town.
Matewan is located at 37°37′23″N 82°9′59″W / 37.62306°N 82.16639°W / 37.62306; -82.16639 (37.623034, -82.166416).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all land