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Harlan County, Kentucky Coal Camps

Compiled from Dodrill's 10,000 Coal Company Stores

COMPANY

COMMUNITY

COUNTY

YEARS OF OPERATION

EMPLOYEES

Ages Ridge Coal Company

Ages

Harlan

1914-1915

75

East Harlan Coal Company

Ages

Harlan

1916-1932

100

Harlan Collieries Company, Inc.

Ages

Harlan

1920-1924

200

High Point Coal Company

Ages

Harlan

1917-1924

25

Black Star Coal Company, Inc.

Alva

Harlan

1923-1928

400

Black Star Coal Corporation

Alva

Harlan

1939-1958

900

Bardo Coal Mining Company

Bardo

Harlan

1927-1958

160

Bowling Coal Mining Company

Bardo

Harlan

1921-1926

85

International Harvester Company

Benham

Harlan

1942-1958

685

Looney Creek Coal Company

Benham

Harlan

1924-1924

50

Wisconsin Steel Company

Benham

Harlan

1912-1941

600

Benito Harlan Corporation

Benito

Harlan

1939-1940

100

Harlan Fox Coal Company

Black Joe

Harlan

1918-1924

100

Harlan Fox Mining Company

Black Joe

Harlan

1925-1932

100

J B Blue Gem Coal Company

Black Joe

Harlan

1920-1922

100

Harlan Collieries Company

Brookside

Harlan

1924-1926

200

Harlan Collieries Company, Inc.

Brookside

Harlan

1924-1958

200

Hoyt Mining Company

Cargo

Harlan

1919-1921

40

Crummies Creek Coal Company

Cawood

Harlan

1924-1931

350

Ellis Knob Coal Company

Cawood

Harlan

1923-1926

100

Blue Diamond Coal Company

Chevrolet

Harlan

1927-1958

350

Crown By-Product Coal Company

Chevrolet

Harlan

1920-1923

200

Crown Coal Company

Chevrolet

Harlan

1923-1926

250

Harlan Superior Coal Company

Chevrolet

Harlan

1919-1929

50

Clover Darby Coal Company

Closplint

Harlan

1943-1952

125

Cloversplint Coal Company

Closplint

Harlan

1928-1946

350

Mary Helen Coal Corporation

Coalgood

Harlan

1919-1958

490

Pure D Coal Company, Inc.

Coalgood

Harlan

1951-?

?

Elkhorn Piney Coal Mining Company

Coxton

Harlan

1933-1935

200

Koppers Coal Company

Coxton

Harlan

1936-1941

220

Lick Branch Coal Company

Coxton

Harlan

1914-1921

250

Melcroft Coal Company

Coxton

Harlan

1917-1935

275

Crummies Creek Coal Company

Crummies

Harlan

1924-1931

350

J.L. Smith Coal Company

Draper

Harlan

1919-1928

125

McComb Coal Company

Elcomb

Harlan

1917-1928

150

Bailey's Creek Coal Company

Evarts

Harlan

1917-1921

30

Darby Coal Company

Evarts

Harlan

1927-1935

75

Evarts Coal Company

Evarts

Harlan

1919-1929

58

Fairview Coal Company

Evarts

Harlan

1933-1934

30

Game Cock Coal Company

Evarts

Harlan

1933-1934

50

Harlan-Kellioka Coal Company

Evarts

Harlan

1926-1926

100

Harlan Clover Coal Company

Evarts

Harlan

1906-1928

90

Harlan Co-operative Coal Company

Evarts

Harlan

1921-1925

60

Harlan Kellioka Coal Company

Evarts

Harlan

1919-1926

100

Harlan Liberty Coal Company

Evarts

Harlan

1919-1926

250

Harlan Wallins Coal Company, Inc.

Evarts

Harlan

1936-1953

200

Harlan Wallins Coal Corporation, Inc.

Evarts

Harlan

1936-1957

200

Peabody Coal Company

Evarts

Harlan

1919-1920

140

River Ridge Collieries, Inc.

Evarts

Harlan

1949-1952

80

Sugar Camp Mining Company

Evarts

Harlan

1919-1924

15

Sugar Camp Mining Company

Evarts

Harlan

1927-1930

60

Superior Harlan Coal Company

Evarts

Harlan

1921-1928

125

Turner Fuel Company, Inc.

Evarts

Harlan

1943-1945

85

Yocum Creek Coal Company, Inc.

Evarts

Harlan

1951-1958

275

Wilson Berger Coal Company

Grays Knob

Harlan

1916-1934

100

Harcrow Mines, Inc.

Harcrow

Harlan

1938-1942

150

Elcomb Coal Company

Harlan

Harlan

1931-1957

100

Green-Silvers Coal Corporation

Harlan

Harlan

1934-1942

150

Harlan Gas Coal Company

Harlan

Harlan

1915-1934

150

Harlan Wallins Coal Corporation, Inc.

Harlan

Harlan

1925-1932

250

Howard Coal Company

Harlan

Harlan

1926-1926

30

Kitts Creek Coal Company

Harlan

Harlan

1921-1923

40

R.C. Tway Coal Company

Harlan

Harlan

1919-1948

250

R.C. Tway Mining Company

Harlan

Harlan

1914-1919

200

Shawnee Coal Company

Harlan

Harlan

1917-1919

20

Shawnee Gas Coal Company

Harlan

Harlan

1919-1925

75

Splint Coal Company

Harlan

Harlan

1933-1936

100

Wallins Creek Coal Company, Inc.

Harlan

Harlan

1914-1919

275

Wallins Creek Collieries Company

Harlan

Harlan

1919-1924

250

Williams By-Product Coal Company

Harlan

Harlan

1917-1921

120

Yocum Creek Coal Company, Inc.

Harlan

Harlan

1943-1950

425

Cornett-Lewis Coal Company, Inc.

Highsplint

Harlan

1922-1923

100

Harlow Coal & Coke Company

Highsplint

Harlan

?

?

Highsplint Coal Company

Highsplint

Harlan

1919-1958

300

Seagraves Coal Company

Highsplint

Harlan

1919-1958

300

Southern Mining Company

Insul

Harlan

1927-1955

175

Banner Fork Coal Corporation

Kentenia

Harlan

1916-1925

350

Fordson Coal Company

Kentennia

Harlan

1924-1927

400

Black Mountain Corporation Mine

Kenvir

Harlan

1922-1952

841

Peabody Coal Company

Kenvir

Harlan

1953-1958

750

Peabody Coal Company

Kenvir

Harlan

1921-1926

140

J.L. Smith Coal Company

Kildav

Harlan

1919-1925

50

Cloverfork Coal Company

Kitts

Harlan

1914-1958

200

Golden Ash Coal Company

Kitts

Harlan

1914-1928

100

Rex Coal Company

Kitts

Harlan

1914-1923

60

Rex Harlan Coal Company

Kitts

Harlan

1923-1925

100

Rex Red Ash Coal Company

Kitts

Harlan

1926-1930

75

Benito Coal Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1921-1925

50

Benito Mining Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1926-1938

100

Berger Coal Mining Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1921-1942

150

Bowling Mining Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1917-1921

50

Brown & Sharp Coal Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1925-1928

45

Cook & Sharpe Coal Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1923-1929

45

Dixie Darby Coal Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1932-1937

68

Dixie Harlan Coal Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1931-1937

50

Home Coal Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1919-1921

100

Miller & Sharp Coal Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1922-1924

35

P V & K Coal Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1921-1949

130

Pennsylvania, Va. & Ky. Coal Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1921-1949

130

Upper Harlan Coal Company

Lejunior

Harlan

1917-1923

75

Central Harlan Coal Company

Lenarue

Harlan

1926-1926

80

Lenarue Coal Company

Lenarue

Harlan

1921-1925

50

Southern Harlan Coal Company

Lenarue

Harlan

1931-1951

125

Three Point Coal Company

Lenarue

Harlan

1923-1930

125

Mahan-Ellison Coal Corporation

Liggett

Harlan

1922-1932

50

Perkins-Harlan Coal Company

Liggett

Harlan

1920-1958

150

Good Coal Company

Lisle

Harlan

1937-1939

225

Cornett-Lewis Coal Company

Louellen

Harlan

1931-1951

500

Cornett-Lewis Coal Company, Inc.

Louellen

Harlan

1924-1958

500

United States Coal & Coke Company

Lynch

Harlan

1919-1950

1000

United States Steel Corporation

Lynch

Harlan

1951-1958

1657

Mary Alice Coal Company

Mary Alice

Harlan

1945-1957

85

Harlan Wallins Coal Company, Inc.

Molus

Harlan

1926-1953

200

Harlan Wallins Coal Corporation, Inc.

Molus

Harlan

1925-1957

200

Wallins Creek Collieries Company

Molus

Harlan

1924-1924

100

Harlan-Splint Coal Company

Nolansburg

Harlan

1927-1932

80

Kellioka Coal Company

Nolansburg

Harlan

1919-1924

40

Blue Diamond Coal Company

Pathfork

Harlan

1927-1947

50

Willis-Harlan Coal Company

Pathfork

Harlan

1921-1930

125

Looney Creek Coal Company

Pee Vee

Harlan

1915-1934

150

Intermountain Coal & Lumber Company

Putney

Harlan

1923-1941

25

Harlan-Ridgeway Mining Company

Ridgeway

Harlan

?

?

Harlan Coal & Coke Company, Inc.

Ridgeway

Harlan

1923-1933

125

Ridgeway Coal Corporation

Ridgeway

Harlan

1940-1941

125

Southern Harlan Coal Company

Rue

Harlan

1927-1951

125

Splint Coal Corporation

Splint

Harlan

1939-1942

100

Splint Coal & Coke Company

Splint

Harlan

1937-1938

100

Mahan-Ellison Coal Corporation

Stanfill

Harlan

1923-1951

200

Three Point Coal Corporation

Three Point

Harlan

1931-1957

210

Harlan-Cumberland Coal Mining Company

Totz

Harlan

1921-1925

80

Harlan Ashless Coal Company

Totz

Harlan

1926-1928

80

Harlan Central Coal Company

Totz

Harlan

1932-1948

250

Clover Darby Coal Company

Twila

Harlan

1953-1958

185

Creech Coal Company, Inc.

Twila

Harlan

1916-1952

400

Harlan Wallins Coal Corporation, Inc.

Verda

Harlan

1936-1953

800

Harlan Wallins Coal Corporation, Inc.

Verda

Harlan

1925-1957

800

Wallins Creek Collieries Company

Verda

Harlan

1924-1924

100

Wallins Creek Coal Company, Inc.

Wallins

Harlan

1912-1919

135

Cumberland Cannel Coal Company

Wallins Creek

Harlan

1915-1919

20

Cumberland Valley Fuel & Mining Company

Wallins Creek

Harlan

1917-1919

100

Harlan Wallins Coal Corporation, Inc.

Wallins Creek

Harlan

1925-1932

225

Kentucky King Coal Company

Wallins Creek

Harlan

1932-1936

160

Kentucky King Coal Company

Wallins Creek

Harlan

1918-1924

140

Utlities Coal Corporation

Wallins Creek

Harlan

1925-1932

180

Wallins Creek Collieries Company

Wallins Creek

Harlan

1919-1924

225

Wheeler Boone Coal Company

Wallins Creek

Harlan

1917-1928

70

Dixie Bell Coal Company

Whipple

Harlan

1938-1938

205

Riverside Coal Mining Company

White Star

Harlan

1919-1925

30

White Star Coal Company

White Star

Harlan

1916-1929

185

Harlan Fuel Company

Yancey

Harlan

1927-1930

350

Harlan Fuel Company

Yancey

Harlan

1925-1958

400




 

 

 

 

 

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