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WORTH, WV (AKA BEARWALLOW OR BEAR HOLLOW)

There were two coal camps at Worth - United Pocahontas Coal Company, and Roanoke Coal & Coke Company. I believe the coal camp shown here housed the miners of Roanoke Coal and Coke Company's Roanoke mine, as the United Pocahontas miners probably lived at Crumpler. The Roanoke Mine closed in 1930.


Still inhabited coal camp houses. (Apr. 2014 image by author)


Another, probably newer style of company houses. Note the brick "coal houses" in front of the homes, as well as the masonry stream enclosure. (Apr. 2014 image by author)


Perhaps these houses were built by a different coal company than the first photo, although they are right down the creek from each other. (Apr. 2014 image by author)


Larger homes at Worth may have been for foremen or company officials. (Apr. 2014 image by author)


Slate dump remaining at Worth. (Apr. 2014 image by author)


Roanoke Coal & Coke Co. mine at Bear Hollow, WV. (Image by others)


Worth is a very remote community located at the back of a narrow hollow deep in Appalachia. (Apr. 2014 image by author)


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