Itmann was opened in 1918 by the mighty Pocahontas Fuel Co. (now CONSOL). It was named after the president of the company, Issac T. Mann. During the 1950s and '60s it was the most productive mine in West Virginia. By the 1980s Island Creek Coal Co. was mining in Pocahontas No. 3 at Itamnn, employing around 500 miners. The mine is now closed, however.

This photo of the cut stone company store illustrates why it is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Pocahontas Fuel Co. office was on the left side of the structure, with a breezeway in the center.

Miners homes built by the Pocahontas Fuel Company.

These larger company houses are simalar to the ones the Pocahontas Fuel built in Bishop.

Former UMWA hall

The preparation plant at Itmann - now gone. (Courtesy VT ImageBase, housed and operated by Digital Library and Archives, University Libraries; scanning by Digital Imaging, Learning Technologies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Another vintage view of the huge Itmann preparation plant(West Virginia and Regional History Collection, West Virginia University Libraries)



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