Featherstone was built by the "Holly Bank Colliery Company" in 1924 to house the miners who had travelled from the north of England to work at Hilton main colliery. It also had its own brickyard on the same site. The houses at that time were built by Cannock Rural District Council and private companies. When the mine closed in 1969, there was widespread unemployment. Things picked up in the 1980s when a large private housing estate was built.
There is a lot of history in Featherstone with Moseley Old Hall, where King Charles hid from Oliver Cromwell's troops. Workers from the munitions factories in World War II were housed in the area and the air raid shelters still exist today. The loss of the winding wheels at the pit head in 1969 was the start of the end of the coalfields of Staffordshire.
Featherstone is on the bus route between Wolverhampton and Cannock and thanks to its unique position, residents enjoy access to the West Midlands conurbation and the countryside of Cannock Chase, Shropshire and mid-Wales.
The village services include a post office, hairdressers, chemist, beauty salon, health centre, fish and chip shop, mini supermarket, grocers, off licence, community centre and pub.