Kentucky Coal Heritage
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Bell County, Kentucky Coal Camps

Compiled from Dodrill's 10,000 Coal Company Stores

COMPANY

COMMUNITY

COUNTY

YEARS OF OPERATION

EMPLOYEES

Continental Coal Corporation

Arjay

Bell

1912-1915

450

Federal Coal Company

Arjay

Bell

1916-1923

156

Fox Ridge Mining Company, Inc.

Arjay

Bell

1943-1958

120

Landrum Coal Company

Arjay

Bell

1921-1924

60

New Arjay Coal Company

Arjay

Bell

1925-1929

60

Old Straight Creek Coal Corporation

Arjay

Bell

1925-1933

120

Roth Coal Company

Arjay

Bell

1921-1924

80

Straight Creek Coal, Inc.

Arjay

Bell

1935-1940

75

Southern Mining Company

Balkan

Bell

1914-1955

370

Virginia Harlan Coal Corporation

Balkan

Bell

1931-1934

95

Virginia Harlan Coal Corporation

Balkan

Bell

1923-1924

95

Whipple Coals, Inc.

Balkan

Bell

1942-1953

80

Bell Jellico Coal Company

Bell Jellico

Bell

1907-1908

150

Dean Branch Coal Company

Bell Jellico

Bell

1919-1923

20

New Bell Jellico Coal Company

Bell Jellico

Bell

1909-1919

150

Victor Coal Mining Company

Besson

Bell

1925-1932

75

Black Star Coal Company, Inc.

Blackmont

Bell

1931-1940

880

Southern Mining Company

Blacksnake

Bell

1925-1926

15

Bailey Coal Company

Blanche

Bell

1917-1929

33

Big Jim Coal Company

Blanche

Bell

1940-1952

225

New Straight Creek Company Mine

Blanche

Bell

1912-1914

60

Bellman Coal Company

Bosworth

Bell

1922-1926

50

East Point Coal Company

Bosworth

Bell

1917-1922

20

Log Mountain Coal Company

Bosworth

Bell

1924-1932

330

Winona Coal & Coke Company

Bosworth

Bell

1921-1924

150

Yellow Creek Coal Company

Bosworth

Bell

1905-1923

250

Black Mountain Coal Company

Burchfield

Bell

1914-1915

20

Kentucky Cardinal Coal Corporation

Burchfield

Bell

1919-1920

150

Pucketts Creek Coal Company

Burchfield

Bell

1915-1919

50

Asher Coal Mining Company

Bushan

Bell

1910-1911

150

Creech Mining Company

Callaway

Bell

1919-1921

35

Blue Star Coal Company

Calloway

Bell

1926-1930

60

Kentucky Cardinal Coal Company

Cardinal

Bell

1929-1932

150

Kentucky Cardinal Coal Corporation

Cardinal

Bell

1933-1958

150

Vinson-Kolb Coal Company

Cargo

Bell

1921-1923

40

Central Coal Company

Cary

Bell

1909-1910

50

Continental Coal Corporation

Cary

Bell

1911-1915

650

Federal Coal Company

Cary

Bell

1916-1923

147

Left Fork Coal Company

Cary

Bell

1909-1910

100

Old Straight Creek Coal Corporation

Cary

Bell

1925-1933

220

Straight Creek Coal Mining Company

Cary

Bell

1907-1911

200

Straight Creek Coal, Inc.

Cary

Bell

1935-1940

150

Caney Creek Coal & Coke Company

Chenoa

Bell

1908-1910

60

Chenoa-Hignite Coal Company

Chenoa

Bell

1914-1931

90

Chenoa Coal Company

Chenoa

Bell

1908-1909

40

Clear Creek Coal Company

Chenoa

Bell

1908-1910

80

Kelly Coal Company

Chenoa

Bell

1909-1910

51

Log Mountain Coal Company

Chenoa

Bell

1911-1913

50

Crane Creek Coal Company

Colmar

Bell

1917-1923

50

Southern Mining Company

Colmar

Bell

1914-1955

155

Cairns Coal Company

Davisburg

Bell

1933-1934

72

Log Mountain Coal Company

Davisburg

Bell

1924-1932

113

Asher Coal Mining Company

Dorothy

Bell

1910-1911

150

Excelsior Coal Mining Company

Excelsior

Bell

1904-1906

175

Excelsior Coal & Mining Company

Excelsior

Bell

1907-1907

125

Low Ash Coal Company

Excelsior

Bell

1914-1914

20

Mary Moore Mines, Inc.

Excelsior

Bell

1910-1913

100

Fern Lake Mining Company

Fern Lake

Bell

1908-1909

50

Ferndale Coal Company

Ferndale

Bell

1909-1920

30

J.C. Knuckles & Wife Mine

Ferndale

Bell

1908-1908

20

Coleman Fuel Company, Inc.

Field

Bell

1940-1942

100

Kentucky Ridge Coal Company

Field

Bell

1917-1924

70

Kentucky Ridge Coal Company

Field

Bell

1938-1958

200

Clear Fork Coal Company, Inc.

Fonde

Bell

1924-1957

289

Clear Fork Coal & Coke Company

Fonde

Bell

1912-1923

250

Bell County Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1909-1909

70

Black Bear Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1905-1906

70

Black Raven Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1904-1909

150

East Jellico Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1907-1917

200

Edward Blake Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1907-1909

80

Elk Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1907-1907

56

Highland Rim Mining Company

Fourmile

Bell

1905-1908

150

Indian Creek Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1922-1923

100

J B Blue Gem Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1923-1924

60

J B Straight Creek Mining Company

Fourmile

Bell

1918-1925

100

Joseph Manning Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1917-1919

40

Kentucky Straight Creek Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1942-1949

250

Lewis & Campbell Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

Before 1903

?

Magnet Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1914-1917

102

New Bell Jellico Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1909-1913

50

Red Ash Straight Creek, Inc.

Fourmile

Bell

1926-1926

65

Utility Gas Coal Company

Fourmile

Bell

1917-1923

50

Wallins Creek Collieries Company

Fourmile

Bell

1924-1925

100

Coleman Mining Company, Inc.

Fox Ridge

Bell

1907-1929

150

Straight Creek Coal & Coke Company

Gary

Bell

1907-1911

200

Bellman Coal Company

Gravity

Bell

1918-1922

50

Bennetts Fork Coal Mining Company

Gravity

Bell

1919-1923

75

Columbia Coal Company

Gravity

Bell

1907-1913

125

Gravity Coal Mining Company

Gravity

Bell

1917-1923

20

Winona Coal & Coke Company

Gravity

Bell

1906-1926

150

Log Mountain Coal Company

Harrison

Bell

1914-1932

81

Kentucky River Coal Mining Company

Heiner

Bell

1918-1928

200

Continental Coal Corporation

Heyburn

Bell

1914-1915

40

Straight Creek Fuel Company

Heyburn

Bell

1926-1926

75

Hosman Coal Company

Hosman

Bell

1925-1930

75

J B Blue Gem Coal Company

Hosman

Bell

1917-1919

85

Long Ridge Coal Company

Hulen

Bell

1919-1934

40

New Long Ridge Coal Company,Inc.

Hulen

Bell

1942-1949

60

Bastin Coal Company

Idamay

Bell

1911-1913

38

Big Hill Coal Company

Idamay

Bell

1909-1910

250

Morgan Mining Company

Iverdale

Bell

1924-1924

50

Pioneer Coal Company

Kettle Island

Bell

1912-1949

300

Bell Coal Company

Little Creek

Bell

1940-1953

150

Crystal Coal Company

Logmont

Bell

1915-1926

75

Luke & Drummond Coal Company

Logmont

Bell

1909-1911

50

Sagamore Coal Company

Logmont

Bell

1905-1914

100

Mathel Coal Company

Mathel

Bell

1919-1925

70

Tan Yard Hill Coal Company

Mathel

Bell

1917-1919

20

Low Ash Mining Company

Meldrum

Bell

1915-1920

125

Appalachian Washed Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1912-1913

20

Atlas Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1931-1952

200

Bellman Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1922-1926

80

Bennetts Fork Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1903-1904

50

Better Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

Before 1903

?

Brickdale Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1910-1910

20

Bryson Mountain Coal & Coke Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1904-1907

150

Columbia Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1907-1913

125

East Point Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1923-1929

20

Excelsior Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1910-1910

75

Flat Wood Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1908-1909

18

Fox Ridge Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1905-1909

400

Garmeda Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1941-1950

275

Hignite Coal Mining Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1914-1923

100

Low Ash Mining Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1921-1929

185

Luke & Drummond Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1905-1913

100

Mary Moore Mines, Inc.

Middlesboro

Bell

1910-1913

50

Mingo Coal & Coke Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1907-1907

200

Nicholson Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1907-1909

300

Nicholson Coal Mining Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1910-1911

150

Premier Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1927-1942

175

Premier Jellico Coal Corporation

Middlesboro

Bell

1943-1953

141

Reliance Coal & Coke Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1903-1925

250

S & S Coal

Middlesboro

Bell

1921-1930

16

S & S Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1922-1922

16

Smith & Brashear Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1919-1923

10

Sterling Coal & Coke Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1907-1910

300

Turner Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1908-1910

16

Wiciona Coal & Coke Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1905-1905

100

Willhor Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1921-1923

30

Winona Coal & Coke Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1906-1909

50

W.E. Gunn Company Mine

Middlesboro

Bell

1921-1932

80

Yellow Creek Coal Company

Middlesboro

Bell

1905-1906

100

Gunn Coal Mining Company

Murtea

Bell

1932-1939

80

Nicholson Coal Company

Nicholson

Bell

1907-1909

100

C & C Coal Company

Nugym

Bell

1941-1958

150

Harlan Wallins Coal Corporation, Inc.

Oleika

Bell

1932-1935

150

Wallins Creek Collieries Company

Oleika

Bell

1924-1924

150

Big Hill Coal Company

Pineville

Bell

1905-1908

250

Blue Ridge Coal Company

Pineville

Bell

1917-1923

40

Dean Coals, Inc.

Pineville

Bell

1938-1949

65

Ferndale Mining Company

Pineville

Bell

1925-1925

20

Fox Ridge Fuel Company

Pineville

Bell

1941-1942

78

Layman-Callaway Coal Company

Pineville

Bell

1927-1930

40

Lewis Coal Company

Pineville

Bell

1917-1926

18

National Coal & Iron Company

Pineville

Bell

1905-1906

200

Rocky Branch Coal Company

Pineville

Bell

1919-1928

30

Straight Creek Coal Mining Company

Pineville

Bell

1907-1911

200

Straight Creek Coal Mining Company

Pineville

Bell

1908-1911

200

Straight Creek Coal Mining Company

Pineville

Bell

1907-1911

200

Straight Creek Coal & Coke Company

Pineville

Bell

1907-1911

400

Wallsend Coal Company

Pineville

Bell

1923-1934

250

Wallsend Coal & Coke Company

Pineville

Bell

1909-1910

175

Wallsend Mining Company

Pineville

Bell

1923-1924

60

Atlas Coal Mining Company

Ralston

Bell

1916-1926

80

Pinnacle Coal Mining Company

Ralston

Bell

1916-1924

75

Stony Fork Coal Company

Ralston

Bell

1906-1915

120

Coleman Fuel Company, Inc.

Redbird

Bell

1940-1942

100

Continental Coal Corporation

Rim

Bell

1909-1913

500

Indian Creek Coal Company

Rim

Bell

1914-1920

160

Sagamore Coal Company

Sagamore

Bell

1912-1914

25

Climax Coal Company

Shamrock

Bell

1914-1929

165

Edgewood Consolidated Coal Company

Shamrock

Bell

1910-1911

200

Hawley Coal Company

Shamrock

Bell

1919-1930

60

Hignite Coal Mining Company

Shamrock

Bell

1910-1913

75

Log Mountain Coal Company

Shamrock

Bell

1924-1932

122

Long Branch Coal Company, Inc.

Shamrock

Bell

1919-1924

75

Long Ridge Coal Company

Shamrock

Bell

1921-1921

20

Monarch Coal & Coke Company

Shamrock

Bell

1911-1913

125

Buffalo Coal Company

Sidney

Bell

1940-1945

70

Stony Fork Coal Company

Stony Fork

Bell

1908-1913

30

Barkers Straight Creek Coal Mining Co.

Straight Creek

Bell

1936-1939

125

Continental Coal Corporation

Straight Creek

Bell

1911-1915

350

Federal Coal Company

Straight Creek

Bell

1916-1923

160

Liberty Coal & Coke Company

Straight Creek

Bell

1919-1935

200

National Coal & Iron Company

Straight Creek

Bell

1905-1906

600

Straight Creek Coal & Coke Company

Straight Creek

Bell

1907-1911

200

Southern Mining Company

Tejay

Bell

1914-1955

200

Boone Jellico Coal Company

Tinsley

Bell

1924-1932

100

Commodore-Jellico Coal Company

Tinsley

Bell

1926-1928

125

Commodore-Jellico Mining Company

Tinsley

Bell

1928-1935

125

Dean Branch Coal Company

Tinsley

Bell

1931-1937

110

Elk Coal Company

Tinsley

Bell

1912-1913

30

Greasy Creek Coal Company

Tinsley

Bell

1914-1925

100

Harlan Industrial Collieries Company

Tinsley

Bell

1936-1944

125

Jaybee Jellico Coal Company

Tinsley

Bell

1917-1925

150

New East Jellico Coal Company

Tinsley

Bell

1945-1949

40

Pine Ridge Coal Mining Company

Tinsley

Bell

1920-1922

100

Varilla Coal Corporation

Varilla

Bell

1923-1926

200

Varilla Mining Company

Varilla

Bell

1917-1921

25

Continental Coal Corporation

Wallsend

Bell

1912-1915

200

Engine Coal & Coke Company

Wallsend

Bell

1936-1941

50

Pineville Coal Company

Wallsend

Bell

1903-1904

300

Wallsend Coal Company

Wallsend

Bell

1906-1908

200

Wallsend Coal & Coke Company

Wallsend

Bell

1905-1905

400




 

 

 

 

 

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