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In the early days Landgraff was sometimes spelled Landgraaf, but the latter name is not used anymore. Empire Coal and Coke Co. began mining at Landgraff in 1898, and their mine produced every year until 1938. Later Hawley Coal Co. mined coal at Landgraff.


The former Empire Coal and Coke Co. clubhouse at Landgraff is indicative of the wealth that was once found in the Flat Top-Pocahontas Coalfield. The structure now serves as a bed and breakfast. (Dec. 2006 image by author)


Terrible floods in 2001 and 2002 took their toll on Landgraff. (June 2002 WV SHPO image)


One of the few remaining coal camp houses in this section of Landgraff, WV. At least I thought this was Landgraff - it might be Eckman. (Dec. 2006 image by author)


This section of Landgraff has fared better. Since this was on the other side of the tipple it may have been an ethnic section of Landgraff. (Feb. 2017 image by author)


This old structure at Landgraff was one of the few remaining wooden coal company stores before it was washed off the map in the 2001 and 2002 McDowell County floods. (Circa 1992 image courtesy of WV)


This building is left over from the Landgraff coal mine. (Feb. 2017 image by author)


Inside the remaining mine building still looks structurally sound. A map of the Langraff mine shows this as a bathhouse, but I can't see any indication of shower stalls or toilets or floor drains. (Feb 2017 image by author)


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