MISC. GREENBRIER COALFIELD


A rare photo of Humoco, WV, one of two coal camps in Summers County. It was operated by Hump Mountain Smokeless Coal Co. during the 1920's. (Image courtesy of W. Caldwell)


Foundation ruins of the Humoco mine. (Circa 2007 Image courtesy National Park Service)


Clyde contributes this picture of the Left Fork Fuel tipple from the Greenbrier Coal Field. Clyde says that this tipple was in operaton during the 1950's. (Image by others)


What's left of the coal mining town named Bellwood in Fayette County. The operator was the Alaska Coal Co., mining the Fire Creek seam. Another source says the Bellwood No. 1, 2, and 3 mines were owned by the Dorkent Coal Co. and in the Pocahontas No. 3 vein. (Mar. 2002 image by author)


A scene from the coal camp of Crichton (pronouced cry-ton). This mine here was opened in 1921 by the Johnstown Coal and Coke Co. Operations ceased in 1951. Many people still call Crichton home, and the elementary school is still opened there, too. (Mar. 2002 image by author)


As this photo of Marfrance illustrates, the coal operators in the Greenbrier field often located their coal camps on the hilltop. Marfrance, founded in 1912, was so named because the Margarette Coal Co. and Frances Coal Co. both had mines here. (Mar. 2001 image by author)


Massey Energy's Green Valley mine is one of the few remaining coal operations in the Greenbrier Coalfield. Westmoreland Coal Co. originally built this prep plant and named it "Lady H." (Circa 2003 image by others)


Another contemporary coal company in the Greenbrier field is Princess Polly Anna, shown here with a stacking conveyor in front of an old Peters Equipment modular plant. (2001 image by others)


Remnants of the foundations of the power house from Sewell Valley Coal Company's Beurytown coal mine. Beurytown was a small coal camp and mine along Meadow Creek at the edge of Summers County. (Circa 2007 image courtesy National Park Service)


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