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CARSWELL, WV

A coal camp adjacent to Kimball, WV which was built in 1915 by Houston Collieries Company. From 1935 until 1947 the operator was Koppers Coal Co., and finally Eastern Fuel & Gas Associates, who closed the Carswell mines in 1953.

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Coal company-built houses at Carswell. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


The unique company store at Carswell. It was originally the Houston Collieres Company store, and later was one of the Koppers stores. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


These were a decent quality of coal company house by Southern W.Va. standards. (Image courtesy of Alan "Cathead" Johnston)


This large home was built for the owner of Houston Collieries Company. (Feb. 2017 image by author)


Carswell mine power house. (Nov. 1997 WV SHPO image by Jeff Davis)


Old fan house. (Nov. 1997 WV SHPO image by Jeff Davis)


(Mar. 2004 image by author)


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