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ELKHORN, WV

A coal camp along Elkhorn Creek operated by Crozer Coal and Coke Company. In 1926 Crozer upgraded the colliery with a 3000 ton per day tipple. But in 2000, the only ruins of the mine I found were some concrete foundations along the railroad. However, if one were to look up on the hills around the town he or she may find all kinds of remnants of the Elkhorn mine.


Looking down into the Elkhorn coal camp.(Mar. 2005 image by author)


This photograph shows the old Norfolk & Western main line passing through Elkhorn. (Nov. 2000 image by author)


Coal miners' homes in Elkhorn. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


Larger homes that were probably built for company officials. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


The bosses row - the largest homes in Elkhorn that the coal company probably built for the superintendent and other company officials. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


St. Mary's Greek Catholic church was built in 1912 for all of the eastern European immigrants in Elkhorn at that time. They must not still be there, because St. Mary's congregation has moved to a new church in Bluefield. (Mar. 2005 image by author)


This wooden water tank up on the hill above Elkhorn holds the water that the people of the town use in their homes. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


(Mar. 2005 image by author)


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