Kentucky Coal Heritage
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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Coal Camps

Compiled from Dodrill's 10,000 Coal Company Stores

COMPANY

COMMUNITY

COUNTY

YEARS OF OPERATION

EMPLOYEES

Beech Creek Coal Company

Beech Creek

Muhlenberg

1914-1950

150

Kirk Coal Company

Beech Creek

Muhlenberg

1916-1937

120

Kirk Coal Mining Company

Beech Creek

Muhlenberg

1938-1952

150

Shearn Coal Company,Inc.

Belton

Muhlenberg

1932-1947

200

Bevier Coal Company

Bevier

Muhlenberg

1903-1906

200

Bevier Lamb Mining Company

Bevier

Muhlenberg

1940-1949

275

Crescent Coal Company

Bevier

Muhlenberg

1903-1940

250

Kentucky Tennessee Mining Company

Bevier

Muhlenberg

Before 1903

?

Lam Coal Company

Bevier

Muhlenberg

1906-1917

175

Rogers Brothers Coal Company

Bevier

Muhlenberg

1917-1939

350

Black Diamond Coal & Mining Company

Black Diamond

Muhlenberg

1931-1949

250

Beech Creek Coal Company

Browder

Muhlenberg

1907-1911

150

Beech Creek Coal Mining Company

Browder

Muhlenberg

1912-1913

185

Caldwell Coal Company

Browder

Muhlenberg

1914-1914

40

Muhlenberg Coal Company

Browder

Muhlenberg

1912-1913

275

W.A. Wickliffe Coal Co.

Browder

Muhlenberg

1906-1951

250

Gibraltar Coal Mining Company

Brownie

Muhlenberg

1915-1937

300

Central Coal & Iron Company

Central City

Muhlenberg

1903-1909

500

Central Coal & Iron Company

Central City

Muhlenberg

1914-1917

257

Crescent Coal Company

Central City

Muhlenberg

1941-1955

250

Gibraltar Coal Mining Company

Central City

Muhlenberg

1915-1937

300

Louisville Gas & Electric Company

Central City

Muhlenberg

1941-1958

138

Madison Coal Corporation

Central City

Muhlenberg

1917-1930

380

McDonald Coal Mining Company

Central City

Muhlenberg

1933-1938

100

Norton Coal Corporation

Central City

Muhlenberg

1950-1951

500

Bevier Coal Company

Cleaton

Muhlenberg

1907-1924

200

Gibraltar Coal Mining Company

Cleaton

Muhlenberg

1915-1925

175

New Bevier Coal Company

Cleaton

Muhlenberg

1925-1928

200

The Holt Coal Company

Cleaton

Muhlenberg

1910-1921

250

Beech Creek Coal Company

Drakesboro

Muhlenberg

1914-1958

50

Black Diamond Coal Company

Drakesboro

Muhlenberg

1903-1906

175

Black Diamond Coal & Mining Company

Drakesboro

Muhlenberg

1914-1957

500

Black Diamond Mining Company

Drakesboro

Muhlenberg

1907-1913

175

Caldwell Coal Company

Drakesboro

Muhlenberg

1914-1914

20

Louisville-Atlanta Coal Company

Drakesboro

Muhlenberg

1907-1910

135

Sunrise Coal Company

Drakesboro

Muhlenberg

1909-1913

30

Elk Valley Coal Company

Elk Valley

Muhlenberg

1907-1908

85

Sunrise Coal Company

Elk Valley

Muhlenberg

1909-1913

30

W.G. Duncan Coal Company

Graham

Muhlenberg

1904-1957

500

Beech Creek Coal Company

Greenville

Muhlenberg

1951-1958

125

Dempster Coal Company

Greenville

Muhlenberg

1923-1924

50

Oakland Coal Company

Greenville

Muhlenberg

1908-1909

75

Advance Coal Mining Company

Hillside

Muhlenberg

1914-1917

90

Hillside Coal Company

Hillside

Muhlenberg

1904-1913

225

Liberty Coal Mining Company

Hillside

Muhlenberg

1917-1932

300

Oakland Coal Company

Hillside

Muhlenberg

1919-1934

125

Oakland Coal Company

Hillside

Muhlenberg

1907-1909

225

R.D. Duncan Coal Company

Luzerne

Muhlenberg

1904-1905

250

W.G. Duncan Coal Company

Luzerne

Muhlenberg

1907-1957

300

Greenville Coal Company

Martwick

Muhlenberg

1920-1942

216

Dovey Coal Company

Mercer

Muhlenberg

1906-1913

140

Gibraltar Coal Mining Company

Mercer

Muhlenberg

1907-1909

100

Gibraltar Coal Mining Company

Mercer

Muhlenberg

1915-1937

402

Hayden Coal Company

Mercer

Muhlenberg

1927-1929

100

Mercer Coal Company

Mercer

Muhlenberg

1921-1930

165

Pacific Coal Company

Mercer

Muhlenberg

1927-1951

350

Pacific Coal Mining Company

Mercer

Muhlenberg

1919-1924

202

R. Morgan Coal, Coke, & Mining Company

Mercer

Muhlenberg

1905-1911

125

Kentucky Midland Coal Company

Midland

Muhlenberg

1910-1930

175

Green River Collieries Company

Mogg

Muhlenberg

1921-1923

110

Green River Fuel Company

Mogg

Muhlenberg

1923-1934

375

Nelson Creek Coal Comp

Nelson

Muhlenberg

1910-1919

200

Greenville Coal Company

Powderly

Muhlenberg

1905-1942

244

Oakland Coal Company

Powderly

Muhlenberg

1908-1909

100

Green River Mine Company

South Carrollton

Muhlenberg

1935-1941

20

Phoenix Coal Company

Tarma

Muhlenberg

1919-1923

250

Phoenix Coal Mining Company

Tarma

Muhlenberg

1923-1925

200

Phoenix Mining Company

Tarma

Muhlenberg

1926-1928

200

Belton Coal Company

Yost

Muhlenberg

1917-1923

60

Belton Mining Company

Yost

Muhlenberg

1924-1924

100



 

 

 

 

 

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