Coal camps in Mingo County, West Virginia

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The coal towns, or "coal camps" of Mingo County, West Virginia were situated to exploit the area's rich coal seams. Many of these towns were located in deep ravines that afforded direct access to the coal through the hillsides, allowing mined coal to be dropped or conveyed downhill to railway lines at the valley floor.[1] Many of these encampments were set up as coal towns, and when their mines closed, the towns vanished. Mingo County covers the Williamson Coalfield and a small portion of the Logan Coalfield.[2] Below is partial listing of known coal towns within the Williamson Coalfield and a small portion of the Logan Coalfield. Further listings are available here

Williamson Coalfield[edit]

Logan Coalfield[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharon A. Brown (July 13, 1990). National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Kay Moor PDF (6.08 MB). National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Mingo County, West Virginia". National Coal Heritage Area. Coal Heritage Highway Authority. Retrieved 14 March 2012.