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Bramwell in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co.

 
 
Mill Crek Coal & Coke Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
1. Mill Crek Coal & Coke Co. Marker
Inscription. John Cooper’s mine in Cooper section of Bramwell shipped 1st coal from W. Virginia’s valuable Pocahontas Coalfield over N&WRR on 4 Nov. 1884. The Coaldale, Caswell Creek & Booth-Bowen mines, operated by Cooper, Jones, Freeman, Booth & Bowen, were pioneer mines in the field. The Philadelphia financed Flat Top Coal Land Assoc., later Pocahontas Coal & Coke, became the coalfield’s largest landholder.
 
Erected by West Virginia Department of Culture and History. (Marker Number MR 2.)
 
Location. 37° 19.39′ N, 81° 19.683′ W. Marker is in Bramwell, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is on Pocahontas Avenue 1.1 miles south of Town of Bramwell, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bramwell WV 24715, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bramwell (here, next to this marker); Jordan Nelson’s Coal Bank (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pocahontas Cemetery (approx. one mile away in Virginia); Pocahontas (approx. one mile away in Virginia); Abb’s Valley (approx. one mile away in Virginia); Town of Pocahontas Commercial District
Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co. Office/Store Building image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
2. Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co. Office/Store Building
The words "Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co. 1924" are still visible at the top of the building.
(approx. 1.4 miles away in Virginia); Pocahontas Mine No. 1 (approx. 1.5 miles away in Virginia); Pinnacle Rock (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bramwell.
 
Additional keywords. N&WRR - Norfolk & Western Railroad
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,301 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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