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People associate patch towns with a rural to semi-rural setting, but the Hendersonville patch is right over the hill from the ultra modern South Point business park. The Henderson Coal Co. operated the Henderson No. 1 mine here, in Cecil Township. (Feb. 2004 image by author)


There aren't that many coal company stores left in Washington County, and even fewer wooden ones. But the one at Hendersonville survives. (Feb. 2004 image by author)


The "Honor Roll" memorial in front of the former company store on Morganza Road is still cared for. (Sep. 2009 image by author)


The red brick building was the lamp house, and has been remodled into a private residence. This is the only structure that remains from the Hendersonville coal mine. In the background is the African-American church that was near the African-American section of the Hendersonville company town (called "Shanty Town"). (Sep. 2009 image by author)

The following vintage scenes from Hendersonville are courtesy of Catherine "Cassie" Mack, with captions by her niece Pam Nixon:










IN SEPTEMBER 2009 A GUIDED TOUR OF THE HENDERSONVILLE PATCH WAS GIVEN BY HISTORIAN AND GENEALOGIST PAM NIXON:


The tour walked through the community, with commentary by Pam. Everyone received a copy of the narrative that Pam had prepared, titled, "The Three Hills of a Coal Patch." (Sep. 2009 image by author)


Here is the tour in front of "Bosses Row." (Sep. 2009 image by author)


On the right of the photo is the tour group gathered near the former site of the mine shaft, and on the left is a group gathered to dedicate a community pavillion to Robert "Bucky" McPherson, a former resident of Hendersonville who was killed in action in the Vietnam conflict in 1968. (Sep. 2009 image by author)


The tour concluded behind the company store next to the Montour rail trail. (Sep. 2009 image by author)


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