McDowell County - Directory of Coal Companies - 1896



DIRECTORY OF COAL COMPANIES in the
POCAHONTAS-FLAT TOP FIELD
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
March 10, 1896

Colliery: S. W. Va. I. (Improvement) Co.
Gen'l. M'G'R: Wm. Lang
Buyer: F. Chalmers
Post Office: Pocahontas, VA
EXP/FT Office: Pocahontas, VA

NOTE: from article in Bluefield Daily Telegraph re SWVA I CO,
January 21, 1899, " Logan Bullitt, President of Southwest Virginia
Improvement Company, was in town Wednesday and Thursday looking
after his interests."

Colliery: Browning
Gen'l. M'G'R: J. S. Browning
Buyer: John McHenry
Post Office: Pocahontas, VA
EXP/FT Office: Pocahontas, VA

Colliery: Mill Creek
Gen'l. M'G'R: John Cooper
Buyer: John Griffith
Post Office: Coopers, WV
EXP/FT Office: Coopers, WV

Colliery: Caswell Creek
Gen'l. M'G'R: Jenkin Jones
Buyer: C. M. Kyle
Post Office: Freeman, WV
EXP/FT Office: Bramwell, WV

Colliery: Buckeye
Gen'l. M'G'R: J. D. Hewitt
Buyer: Geo. Lewis
Post Office: Freeman, WV
EXP/FT Office: Bramwell, WV

Colliery: Booth-Bowen
Gen'l. M'G'R: J. P. Bowen
Buyer: Sam. Toy
Post Office: Freeman, WV
EXP/FT Office: Bramwell, WV

Colliery: Goodwill
Gen'l. M'G'R: Philip Goodwill
Buyer: W. F. Goodwill
Post Office: Goodwill, WV
EXP/FT Office: Goodwill, WV

Colliery: Louisville
Gen'l. M'G'R: Justus Collins
Buyer: C. W. Hardy
Post Office: Goodwill, WV
EXP/FT Office: Goodwill, WV

Colliery: Coaldale
Gen'l. M'G'R: John Cooper
Buyer: H. G. Arnot
Post Office: Coopers, WV
EXP/FT Office: Coaldale, WV

Colliery: Elkhorn
Gen'l. M'G'R: W. H. Barlow
Buyer: W. H. Barlow
Post Office: Maybeury, WV
EXP/FT Office: Maybeury, WV

Colliery: Shamokin
Gen'l. M' G' R: John Hunter
Buyer : May
Post Office: Maybeury, WV
EXP/FT Office: Maybeury, WV

Colliery: Norfolk
Gen'l. M'G'R: S. M. Buck
Buyer: Wm. Crump
Post Offie: Maybeury, WV
EXP/FT Office: Maybeury, WV

Colliery: Lick Branch
Gen'l. M'G'R: E. S. Hutchinson
Buyer: S. T. Jones
Post Office: Maybeury, WV
EXP/FT Office: Maybeury, WV

Colliery: Angle
Gen'l. M'G'R: S. M. Buck
Buyer: Wm. Crump
Post Office: Maybeury, WV
EXP/FT Office: Maybeury, WV

Colliery: Turkey Gap
Gen'l. M'G'R: W. H. McQuail
Buyer: F. P. Harman
Post OFfice: Ennis, WV
EXP/FT Office: Elkhorn, WV

Colliery: Crozer
Gen'l. M'G'R: F. Van Crozen
Buyer: H. C. Franklin
Post Office: Elkhorn, WV
EXP/FT Office: Elkhorn, WV

Colliery: Houston
Gen'l. M'G'R: T. E. Houston
Buyer: N. W. Franklin
Post Office: Elkhorn, WV
EXP/FT Office: Elkhorn, WV

Colliery: Upland
Gen'l. M'G'R: Rolfe Gearhart
Buyer: Frank Ryder
Post Office: Elkhorn, WV
EXP/FT Office: Elkhorn, WV

Colliery: Powhatan
Gen'l. M'G'R: L. E. Tierney
Buyer: A. D. Wolfe
Post Office: Powhatan, WV
EXP/FT Office: Elkhorn, WV

Colliery: Lynchburg
Gen'l. M'G'R: L. E. Tierney
Buyer: W. B. Hannah
Post Office: Kyle, WV
EXP/FT Office: Elkhorn, WV

Colliery: Algoma
Gen'l. M'G'R: W. H. Thomas
Buyer: W. H. Thomas
Post Office: Algoma, WV
EXP/FT Office: Elkhorn, WV

Colliery: Gilliam
Gen'l. M'G'R: Jas. Johnstone
Buyer: ___DeJarnette
Post Office: Gilliam, WV
EXP/FT Office, Elkhorn, WV

Colliery: Rolfe
Gen'l. M'G'R: George H. Paddock
Buyer: W. B. Ellis
Post Office: Worth, WV
EXP/FT Office: Elkhorn, WV

NOTE: from McDowell Recorder on Rolfe Company,
Reprinted in Bluefield Daily Telegraph January 21, 1899,
" The Rolfe Company is putting a Williams crusher and elevator
in its tipple. This tipple when completed will become one of the best
arranged in the field for the different grades of coal."


Colliery: McDowell
Gen'l. M'G'R: T. Lineweaver
Buyer: W. A. Young
Post Office: McDowell, WV
EXP/FT Office: Elkhorn, WV

Colliery: Greenbrier
Gen'l. M'G'R: Justus Collins
Buyer: R. L. Carney
Post Office: McDowell, WV
EXP/FT Office: Elkhorn, WV

Colliery: Keystone
Gen'l. M'G'R: J. D. Hewitt
Buyer: C. P. Metzger
Post Office: Keystone
EXP/FT Office: Keystone, WV

Colliery: Empire
Gen'l. M'G'R: W. D. Ord
Buyer: H. D. Knecht
Post Office: Landgraff, WV
EXP/FT Office: Vivian, WV

Colliery: Tidewater
Gen'l. M'G'R: Jas. Johnson
Buyer: C. S. Angel
Post Office: Tidewater, WV
EXP//FT Office: Vivian, WV

Colliery: Bottom Creek
Gen'l. M'G'R: W. Spencer
Buyer: S. W. Patterson
Post Office: Tidewater, WV
EXP/FT Office: Vivian, WV

Colliery: Eureka
Gen'l. M'G'R: L. E. Tierney
Buyer: W. D. Thornhill
Post Office: Eckmann, WV
EXP/FT Office: Eckmann, WV

Colliery: Peerless
Gen'l M'G'R: H. C. Zacharias
Buyer: H. C. Zacharias
Post Office: Vivian, WV
EXP/FT Office: Vivian, WV

Colliery: Pulaski
Gen'l M'G'R: S. F. Morris
Buyer: Geo. Fackler
Post Office: Eckmann, WV
EXP/FT Office: Eckmann, WV

Colliery: Shawnee
Gen'l. M'G'R: W. R. Graham
Buyer: A. J. Litz
Post Office: Eckmann, WV
EXP/FT Office: Eckmann, WV

Colliery: Elk Ridge
Gen'l. M'G'R: L. E. Tierney
Buyer: J. T. Mitchell
Post Office: Kyle, WV
EXP/FT Office: Elkhorn, WV

Colliery: Roanoke
Gen'l. M'G'R: W. S. Cowell
Buyer: W. Stone
Post Office: Worth, WV
EXP/FT Office: Eckmann, WV

NOTE: from McDowell Recorder on Roanoke Company,
Reprinted in Bluefield Daily Telegraph, January 21, 1899,
" A tenement house belonging to the Roanoke Company was
destroyed by fire on Monday evening."

Colliery: Arlington
Gen'l. M'G'R. Jas. Johnstone
Buyer: Robert Palmer
Post Office: McDowell, WV
EXP/FT Office: Eckmann, WV

Colliery: Indian Ridge
Gen'l. M'G'R: C. Botsford
Buyer: R. Martin
Post Office: Worth, WV
EXP/FT Office: Eckmann, WV

Colliery: Ashland
Gen'l. M'G'R: Thos. Dennan
Buyer:T. B. Dennan
Post Office: McDowell, WV
EXP/FT Office: Eckmann, WV

NOTE: from McDowell Recorder, on Ashland Coal & Coke Company,
Reprinted in Bluefield Daily Telegraph, January 21, 1899,
"The Ashland Coal & Coke Company are building more houses, and still
the demand is greater than the supply. "


Colliery: Charleston
Gen'l. M'G'R: T. L. Henritze
Buyer: Walter McMinn
Post Office: Helena, WV
EXP/FT Office: Welch, WV

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Extracted from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph;
compiled and submitted to McDowell County, WV, WVGenweb Page by June White

 


 

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