COALFIELDS OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS

A Scrapbook of Appalachian Coal Towns

Online since 2001

as seen in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

and the Charleston Gazette

and the Big Stone Gap Post

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

EASTERN OHIO

WESTERN MARYLAND

NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA

SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA

SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA

EASTERN KENTUCKY

EASTERN TENNESSEE

NORTHERN ALABAMA (AND GEORGIA)

THE RUST BELT - COAL'S DESTINATION

Copyright 2001-2014 by Chris DellaMea (original content)

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Thanks to all who viewed the exhibit of 25 of my photographs at the National Slovak Society Museum in McMurray; then at the Coal and Coke Heritage Center in Uniontown; and finally at the Windber Coal Heritage Center near Johnstown. The display has ended.

Click here to see where Coalcampusa has taken photos in Google Earth (Google Earth must be already opened on your computer.)

This is a map I made several years ago allowing a tourist to see much of the Appalachian Coalfield using U.S. Route 119. I don't know if all of the features that I delineated are still in existence, though. But they were at the time.

MAP OF ALL COAL CAMPS - CLICK ON MAP FOR FULL SIZE PDF:


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA

WINDING GULF COALFIELD

Affinity, Eccles, Fireco, Glen Rogers,Coal camps Along Winding Gulf Creek: Big Stick, Helen, Hotcoal, Woodbay, and Ury (Cooktown); Itmann, McAlpin, Mead (Vanwood), Mullens, Pemberton, Rhodell, Sabine, Slab Fork, Coal camps along Stonecoal Creek: Besoco, East Gulf, Lego, Lillybrook; Stotesbury, Tams, Whitby, Abney, Winding Gulf, Wyco, Glen White, Misc. coal camps: Mead Poca, Stephenson, Sullivan, Abney

NEW RIVER COALFIELD

Ames, Beards Fork, Beury, Brooklyn, Caperton, Carlisle (Oakwood), Claremont, Cranberry, Derryhale, Elverton, Fayette, Fire Creek, Garden Ground Mine, Glen Jean, Kaymoor, Kilsyth, Klondyke/Dunloup, Laurel Creek, Layland, Lochgelly, Lookout, Mabscott, MacDonald, Minden, Mount Hope, Nuttalburg, Price Hill, Prince, Prudence, Quinnimont, Raleigh, Red Ash, Rush Run, Scarbro, Sprague, Stanaford, Stone Cliff, Sewell, Summerlee, Sun, Terry, Thayer, Thurmond, Turkey Knob, Weirwood, Winona, Whipple, Wickham, and McKendree Road

FLAT TOP-POCAHONTAS COALFIELD

Ashland, Bishop, Bramwell, Caretta, Carswell, Elbert, Elkhorn, Gary, Filbert, Freeman, Thorpe, Capels, Hemphill, Keystone, Kyle, Coopers, Freeman, Goodwill, McComas, Superor, Dott, Arista, Springton, Piedmont, Hiawatha, Giatto, Matoaka, Maybeury, Powhatan, Algoma, Switchback, Landgraff (or Landgraaf), Vivian, Northfork, Kimball, Ream, Coalwood, Berwind, Pageton, Jenkinjones, Ashland, Crumpler, Twin Branch, Six, Yukon, Warriormine, Worth

KANAWHA-COAL RIVER COALFIELD

Powellton, Kimberly, Boomer, Longacre, Harewood, Jodie, Cannelton, Carbondale, Ronda, Leewood, Red Warrior, Decota, Standard, Collinsdale, Mahan, Burnwell, Milburn, Kingston, Widen, Black Betsy, Stickney, Eunice, Dorothy, Rumble, Nellis, Prenter, High Coal, Orgas, Wharton, Barrett, Clothier, Danville Train Yard, and Catherine Tipple (Muddelty)

GREENBRIER COALFIELD

Anjean, Leslie, Quinwood, Bellwood, Bellburn, Duo, Crichton, Marfrance, Clearco, Beelick Knob, Humoco

LOGAN COALFIELD

Kopperston, Lynco, Wyoming, Marianna, Holden, Stirrat, Omar, Wilkinson, Lyburn, Earling, Taplin, Amherstdale, Monaville, Emmett, Coal Mountain, Hutchinson, Dehue, Lundale, Mallory

WILLIAMSON COALFIELD

Litwar, Panther, Lenore, Matewan, Red Jacket, Chattaroy, Cinderella, Ragland

NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA

FAIRMONT-PHILLIPI COALFIELD

Century, Galloway, Rosemont, Dawmont, Osage, Richard, Cascade, Everttsvile, Dakota, Grant Town, Barrackville, Idamay, Monongah, Four States, Hutchinson, Owings, Pursglove, Jere, Bretz (Elkins Coal & Coke coke ovens), Jamison No. 8 and 9, plus Federal No. 2 and Humphrey No. 7 mine

PANHANDLE COALFIELD

Windsor Heights, Triadelphia, Cliftonville, Virginville (Louise Mine),Shoemaker mine

ELKINS COALFIELD

Norton, Coalton, Harding, Parcoal, Adrian, Red Rock, Burnsville Train Yard

UPPER POTOMAC COALFIELD

Thomas, Coketon, Pierce

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

CONNELLSVILLE COALFIELD

Shoaf, Hope, Collier, Oliphant Furnace, Wynn, Continental No. 3 (Newcomer), Continental No. 2, Revere, Oliver, Phillips, Lemont Furnace, Youngstown, Leisenring No. 3 (Monarch), Leisenring No. 2, Leisenring No. 1, Bitner, Adelaide, Coalbrook, Grace, Owensdale, Valley, McClure, Bessemer, Alverton, Tarrs, Standard, Morewood, Carpentertown, Hecla No. 1 (Southwest), Mammoth, Calumet, United, Hecla No. 2 (Trauger), Whitney, Baggaley

KLONDIKE COALFIELD

Footedale, Shamrock, Star Junction, Rowes Run, Grindstone, Buffington, Filbert, Searights, Orient, Briar Hill, Republic, Lambert, Ralph, Thompson No. 1, Thompson No. 2, Tower Hill No. 2, Isabella, Allison, Edenborn, Gates, Leckrone, Hoover, Griffin, Crystal, Outcrop, Bobtown, Nemacolin, Crucible, Mather, Pittgas, Marianna, Williamstown, Vestaburg and LaBelle Prep Plant, Vesta No. 6 (Denbo), Richeyville, Daiseytown, Rose Mine (Rosedale), Poland Mine, Burson, Braden, Moffitt-Sterling, Maxwell, plus Dillworth, Karen, Emerald, and Robena mines.

PITTSBURGH COALFIELD

Linclon Hill, Palanka, Cokeburg, Ellsworth, Acme Mines (Bentleyville), Van Voorhis, Hazel Kirk, Hendersonville, Muse, Westland, Avella, Atlasburg, Blaine, Montour No. 10, Essen, Manifold, Montour No. 4, Montour No. 2, Pgh. Terminal Mine No. 3, Horning, Curry, Coverdale, Francis, Cherry Valley, Morris Mine, Moon Run, Imperial, Montour No. 9, Victory, Smithdale, Jacob's Creek, Arnold City, Reduction, Van Meter, Belle Vernon coke ovens, plus Mathies and Maple Creek mines.

IRWIN GAS COALFIELD

Slickville, Trees Mills, Scab Hill, Edna No. 2, Edna No. 1, Herminie No. 1, Herminie No. 2, Darragh, Yukon

WESTMORELAND (OR GREENSBURG) COALFIELD

Haydenville, Carbon, Bovard, Luxor, Forbes Road, Hannahstown, Crabtree, Brenizer

INDIAN CREEK COALFIELD

Melcroft, Indian Head

WINDBER COALFIELD

Jenners, Boswell, Acosta, Jerome, Hollsopple, Eureka No. 40, Maple Ridge, Cairnbrook, St. Michael, Wilmore, Ehrenfeld, Beaverdale, Baker-Whitely, Blough

BLACK LICK (OR NANTY GLO) COALFIELD

Lucerne, Coy, Waterman, Luciusboro, Vintondale, Heilwood, Mentcle, Colver, Nanty Glo, Revloc

FREEPORT COALFIELD

Harmarville, Logans Ferry, Indianola, Cadogan, Curtisville, Bairdford, Russellton, Kinlock, Harwick, Pine Run

SHAWMUT COALFIELD

Elbon, Brandy Camp, Toby, Coal Hollow, Dagus Mines

BROAD TOP COALFIELD

Riddlesburg, Woodvale, Robertsdale

BENNETT BRANCH COALFIELD

Byrndale, Tyler

PUNXSUTAWNEY COALFIELD

Adrain, Rossiter, Cascade mine, Helvetia

LIGONIER COALFIELD

Wilpen, Fort Palmer

SNOWSHOE COALFIELD

Peale

MEYERSDALE COALFIELD

Goodtown

CLEARFIELD COALFIELD

MOUNTAIN COALFIELD

Bakerton, Glen White, Barnesboro

SAGAMORE COALFIELD

Sagamore

LOW GRADE DIVISION COALFIELD

Kaylor, Bradys Bend, Oak Ridge

PANHANDLE COALFIELD

WESTERN MARYLAND

LOWER YOUGHIOGHENY COALFIELD

UPPER YOUGHIOGHENY COALFIELD

Crellin

CASSELMAN COALFIELD

POTOMAC COALFIELD

Shallmar, Kitzmiller, Kempton

GEORGES CREEK COALFIELD

National, Barton, Franklin, Barrellville, Gilmore, Eckhart, Borden Shaft, Lonaconing

EASTERN OHIO

PITTSBURGH NO. 8 COALFIELD

Glen Robbins, Providence, Dillonvale, and Silver Spade shovel

AMSTERDAM-SALINEVILLE COALFIELD

Amsterdam, Wolf Run, Bergholz, Jessie Mine, Eagle Mine, Sterling Mine

GOSHEN COALFIELD

CAMBRIDGE COALFIELD

Ava, Trail Run

HOCKING COALFIELD

Glouster, Murray City, Eclipse, Millfield, Hemlock, Congo, Haydenville

JACKSON COALFIELD

Coalton, Wellston

POMEROY COALFIELD

CROOKSVILLE COALFIELD

COSHOCTON COALFIELD

LISBON COALFIELD

SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA

POCAHONTAS COALFIELD

Pocahontas, Boissevain, Bishop, Amonate

CLINCH RIVER COALFIELD

Jewell Ridge, Seaboard, Dante, Red Ash, Premier

BUCHANAN COALFIELD

Keen Mountain, Harman, Jewell Valley, Roseann, and Jewell Coal and Coke coke ovens.

BIG STONE GAP (SOUTHWESTERN) COALFIELD

Stonega, Roda, Osaka, Keokee, Trammell

EASTERN KENTUCKY

ELKHORN COALFIELD

Wheelwright, Price, Wayland, Estill, Garrett. McRoberts

THACKER COALFIELD

Aflex, Majestic, Stone, Freeburn

HARLAN COALFIELD

Lynch, Benham, Closplint, Totz

PAINTSVILLE COALFIELD

Van Lear, Auxier, David

KENOVA COALFIELD

Beauty (Himlerville)

HAZARD COALFIELD

CINCINATTI-SOUTHERN COALFIELD

Stearns

EASTERN TENNESSEE

CUMBERLAND GAP COALFIELD

JELLICO COALFIELD

LAFOLLETTE COALFIELD

WARTBURG COALFIELD

ROCKWOOD COALFIELD

SODDY COALFIELD

NORTHERN TENNESSEE COALFIELD

NORTH ALABAMA

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN COALFIELD

SAND MOUNTAIN COALFIELD

WARRIOR COALFIELD

CAHABA COALFIELD

COOSA COALFIELD

RUST BELT

WEST VIRGINIA

Weirton, Follansbee, Wheeling, Ravenswood, Williamstown, Clarksburg, Huntington, Industrial Kanawha Valley (South Charleston, Nitro, Belle, Alloy, etc.)

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh, Carnegie, Neville Island, Braddock, Duquesne, Clairton, Elizabeth, Monongahela, Donora, Monessen, Charleroi, Allenport, Washington, New Kensington, Latrobe, Johnstown, Scottdale, Ambridge, Midland, Canonsburg, Derry, Vandergrift, Sharon, Farrell, Koppell

OHIO

Cleveland, Steubenville, Mingo Junction, Yorkville, Bellaire, Youngstown, Niles, Warren, Huron, Lorain, Fairport Harbor, Akron, Canton, Massillon, Bucyrus, Marion, Columbus, Portsmouth, Cincinnatti, Middletown, Dayton

INDIANA

Kokomo, Muncie, Marion, Anderson, South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Gary, East Chicago, Fort Wayne, New Castle, Richmond

KENTUCKY

Catlettsburg, Ashland, Covington


Photo by Russell Tilley


Thank you to all who bought my photo books "Exploring Appalachia's Coalfields" and "Exploring the Rust Belt." They are now out- of-print.