Kentucky Coal Heritage
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Pike County, Kentucky Coal Camps

Compiled from Dodrill's 10,000 Coal Company Stores

COMPANY

COMMUNITY

COUNTY

YEARS OF OPERATION

EMPLOYEES

Leckie Collieries Company

Aflex

Pike

1917-1957

300

Upper Elk Coal Company

Argo

Pike

1917-1929

20

Consumers Mining Company

Arrow

Pike

1933-1933

170

Portsmouth Solvay Coke Company

Arrow

Pike

1919-1921

300

Turkey Gap Coal & Coke Company

Arrow

Pike

1914-1917

350

Cameo Elkhorn Coal Company

Big Shoal

Pike

1934-1938

135

James Hatcher Coal Company

Big Shoal

Pike

1923-1934

150

Furnace Coal Mining Company

Boldman

Pike

1919-1928

100

Coal Run Mining Company

Coal Run

Pike

1919-1926

18

Kentucky-Elkhorn By-Products Coal Co.

Dorton

Pike

1922-1926

85

Kentucky Elkhorn By-Products Coal Co.

Dorton

Pike

1919-1926

85

New Elkhorn Coal Corporation

Dorton

Pike

1937-1938

20

Wright-Elkhorn Coal Company

Dorton

Pike

1927-1931

84

Wright-Elkhorn Coal Company

Dorton

Pike

1930-1937

84

Dick-Elkhorn Coal Company

Douglas

Pike

1925-1930

100

Buckfield Coal Company

Elkseam

Pike

1921-1926

50

Elkhornseam Collieries Company

Elkseam

Pike

1917-1926

75

Solvay Collieries Company

Ep

Pike

1919-1923

125

Elkhorn & Shelby Creek Coal Company

Esco

Pike

1915-1932

135

D J B Collieries, Inc.

Feds Creek

Pike

1949-1958

125

Emperor Coal Company, Inc.

Freeburn

Pike

1934-1958

375

Corrigan-McKinley Steel Company

Greasy Creek

Pike

1927-1930

200

McKinney Steel Company Mine

Greasy Creek

Pike

1923-1926

100

Corrigan-McKinney Steel Company

Greasy Pit

Pike

1927-1928

200

McKinney Steel Company Mine

Greasy Pit

Pike

1924-1926

100

Lowe Coal Company

Hamlack

Pike

1908-1910

10

Eastern Coal Corporation, Inc.

Hardy

Pike

1937-1958

329

Fordson Coal Company

Hardy

Pike

1923-1935

100

Pond Creek Coal Company

Hardy

Pike

1914-1923

196

Edgewater Coal Company

Hellier

Pike

1917-1936

475

Edgewater Coal & Coke Company

Hellier

Pike

1907-1907

20

Elkhorn Consolidated Coal & Coke Company

Hellier

Pike

1908-1917

125

Greenough Coal Company

Hellier

Pike

1918-1938

125

Greenough Coal & Coke Company

Hellier

Pike

1907-1917

100

Mitchell Coke Company

Hellier

Pike

1910-1913

75

Peabody Coal Company

Hellier

Pike

1919-1920

210

Pike Consolidated Coal Company

Hellier

Pike

1908-1909

150

J B Elkhorn Coal Company

Hildason

Pike

1920-1925

100

Kentucky Block Fuel Company

Jonancy

Pike

1919-1930

120

Kewanee Coal Mining Company

Kewanee

Pike

1912-1917

50

Rogers Brothers Coal Company

Kewanee

Pike

1918-1921

50

Winston-Elkhorn Coal Company

Kewanee

Pike

1920-1922

75

Keyser Coal & Mining Company

Keyser

Pike

1915-1928

100

Steele Coal Company

Keyser

Pike

1914-1918

85

BB & DC Coal Company

Leckieville

Pike

1926-1928

40

Norfolk and Western Railway Company

Leckieville

Pike

1939-1956

450

Big Branch Coal Company

Lookout

Pike

1908-1919

60

Edgewater Coal Company

Lookout

Pike

1917-1936

445

Henry Clay Coal & Coke Company

Lookout

Pike

1914-1919

50

Marrowbone Coal & Coke Company

Lookout

Pike

1907-1910

100

Marrowbone Coke Company

Lookout

Pike

1914-1915

75

Marrowbone Mining Company

Lookout

Pike

1914-1929

125

Majestic Collieries Company

Majestic

Pike

1914-1958

450

Allegheny Coke Company

Manco

Pike

1914-1922

150

Peabody Coal Company

Manco

Pike

1921-1926

210

Allburn Coal Corporation

MC Carr

Pike

1918-1933

135

Allburn Coal & Coke Company

MC Carr

Pike

1914-1917

200

Allburn Collieries Company

MC Carr

Pike

1938-1945

100

Alma By-Product Coal Company

MC Carr

Pike

1949-1950

100

Alma Freeburn Coal Company

MC Carr

Pike

1927-1932

80

Alma Thacker Fuel Company

MC Carr

Pike

1915-1926

250

Fairfax Coal Company

McAndrews

Pike

1947-1950

200

Octavia Coal Mining Corporation

McAndrews

Pike

1939-1945

320

Octavia J. Coal Mining Company

McAndrews

Pike

1927-1938

250

Triangle Coal Company

McAndrews

Pike

1919-1924

30

New Alma Coal Company

McCarr

Pike

1934-1957

150

Pond Creek Coal Company

Mcveigh

Pike

1914-1923

324

Eastern Coal Corporation, Inc.

McVeigh

Pike

1937-1958

427

Fordson Coal Company

McVeigh

Pike

1923-1935

250

J. E. Polley Coal Company

Millard

Pike

1921-1926

50

Pinson-Elkhorn Colliery

Millard

Pike

1920-1921

35

Broad Bottom Coal Company

Mossy Bottom

Pike

1923-1924

35

Cabin Branch Coal Company

Mossy Bottom

Pike

1910-1913

45

Lowe Coal Company

Mossy Bottom

Pike

1908-1910

16

Steele Coal Company

Mossy Bottom

Pike

1919-1926

125

Wagner Coal Company

Mossy Bottom

Pike

1909-1910

20

Orinoco Mining Company

Orinoco

Pike

1917-1930

150

Keel Coal Company

Pauley

Pike

1924-1926

20

Rice Elkhorn Coal Company

Pauley

Pike

1927-1930

60

Pond Creek Coal Company

Peg

Pike

1914-1922

140

Broad Bottom Mining Company

Pikeville

Pike

1917-1921

30

Christie Sowards Mining Company

Pikeville

Pike

1921-1923

75

F.A. Wright Mine

Pikeville

Pike

1942-1942

60

James Hatcher Land Company

Pikeville

Pike

1943-1946

140

Keel Coal Company

Pikeville

Pike

1922-1926

20

Major Elkhorn Coal Company

Pikeville

Pike

1942-1942

140

United Elkhorn Coal Company

Pikeville

Pike

1932-1939

132

Wright Coal Company

Pikeville

Pike

1943-1949

65

Fordson Coal Company

Pinson Fork

Pike

1924-1929

125

Marietta Coal Company

Pinson Fork

Pike

1919-1932

35

Pond Creek Coal Company

Pinson Fork

Pike

1914-1923

143

Barrowman Coal Corporation

Praise

Pike

1925-1944

75

Eastern Kentucky Block Coal & Fuel Co.

Praise

Pike

1915-1915

20

Elkhorn City Coal Company

Praise

Pike

1917-1919

10

Elkhorn Gas Coal Company

Praise

Pike

1921-1924

75

Elswick Coal Company

Praise

Pike

1933-1941

75

Kanawha-Elkhorn Collieries, Inc.

Praise

Pike

1921-1926

155

Barney Mining Company

Regina

Pike

1926-1926

75

Coleman & Jacobs Mine

Regina

Pike

1927-1930

60

Winston Creek Coal Company

Regina

Pike

1917-1919

25

Winston Elkhorn Coal Company

Regina

Pike

1920-1925

75

Wiston-Elkhorn Coal Company

Regina

Pike

1920-1920

75

Excelsior By-Product Coal Company

Richam

Pike

1923-1929

72

Detroit-Kentucky Coal Company

Robinson Creek

Pike

1917-1919

20

Famous Elkhorn Coal Company

Robinson Creek

Pike

1943-1949

70

Floyd-Elkhorn Mining Company

Robinson Creek

Pike

1919-1930

325

High Point Elkhorn Coal Company

Rockhouse

Pike

1947-1954

40

Rockhouse Elkhorn Coal Company

Rockhouse

Pike

1943-1949

50

Duff Pond Creek Coal Company

Sharondale

Pike

1921-1923

24

Sharon Coal & Coke Company

Sharondale

Pike

1915-1932

125

Burke Elkhorn Coal Company

Shelbiana

Pike

1946-1950

55

R-H Elkhorn Coal Company

Shelbiana

Pike

1921-1923

38

Shelbiana Coal & Coke Company

Shelbiana

Pike

1910-1910

25

Shelby Coal Mining Company

Shelbiana

Pike

1914-1925

25

Shelby Steam Coal Company, Inc.

Shelbiana

Pike

1941-1948

65

Shelbiana Coal & Coke Company

Shelby

Pike

1910-1910

25

Eastern Coal Corporation, Inc.

Stone

Pike

1937-1958

400

Ford Motor Company Mine

Stone

Pike

1928-1934

1500

Fordson Coal Company

Stone

Pike

1923-1935

125

Pond Creek Coal Company

Stone

Pike

1914-1923

142

Sudduth Coal Company

Stone

Pike

1919-1921

60

Sudduth Fuel Company

Stone

Pike

1921-1938

200

Sullivan Pond Creek Company

Stone

Pike

1919-1926

100

Tierney Mining Company

Stone

Pike

1914-1928

300

Tierney Mining Company

Stone

Pike

1935-1936

300

Funk Coal Company

Sutton

Pike

1917-1925

25

Thacker Coal Company

Sutton

Pike

1926-1928

25

Bailey Fuel Company

Toler

Pike

1921-1934

140

Black Gem Coal Company

Toler

Pike

1919-1923

80

Carry-On Coal Company

Toler

Pike

1919-1928

80

Rogers Elkhorn Coal Company

Virgie

Pike

1921-1928

125

Utilities Elkhorn Coal Company

Virgie

Pike

1929-1958

210

Corrigan-McKinley Steel Company

Wolfpit

Pike

1927-1930

600

Elkhorn-Marrowbone Coal Company

Wolfpit

Pike

1921-1926

40

Elkhorn-Marrowbone Fuel Company

Wolfpit

Pike

1927-1930

50

McKinney Steel Company Mine

Wolfpit

Pike

1919-1926

400

Excelsior By-Product Coal Company

Yeager

Pike

1930-1932

72

E.E. George Coal Company

Yeager

Pike

1917-1921

25

Joseph Cain Coal Company

Yeager

Pike

1933-1934

75

Wesley Corporation Mine

Yeager

Pike

1930-1932

90

Wesley Corporation Mine

Yeager

Pike

1930-1931

90

Paragon-Elkhorn Collieries Company

Dunleary

PIke

1919-1941

150



 

 

 

 

 

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