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CRUMPLER, WV

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The tipple that used to exist at Crumpler, WV. It was operated by the United Pocahontas Coal Co.(Circa 1980 image courtesy of Russell Tilley and pocahontascoalfields.com)


Another picture at Crumpler from Russell Tilley which he describes as "Empty coal car yard and my grandparents house at the end of the yard with the mine car bridge crossing overhead of tracks." (Circa 1970's image courtesy of Russell Tilley and pocahontascoalfields.com)


These coal miner houses may have been built by Zenith Coal & Coke Co. Zenith began mining coal at Crumpler in 1904. In 1916 Zentih sold the Crumpler coal mines to United Pocahontas Coal. Co., who finally closed the mines in 1983. (2017 image by author)


More coal camp houses. (2017 image by author)


Probably management homes. (2017 image by author)


Crumpler streetscape. (2017 image by author)


Maybe this was a boarding house. (2017 image by author)


These homes don't look like the other company houses. (2017 image by author)


Abandoned church. (2017 image by author)


However, this church is still operating. The brick part may have been the Crumpler coal mine office. A 1991 WV historic inventory describes such a brick building as existing then. (2017 image by author)


The state historic inventory also showed this tipple remanant that was extant then but probably gone now. (1991 WVSHPO image)


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