Bramwell / Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 19.390 W 081° 19.683
17S E 470935 N 4130773
Quick Description: A two sided sign telling us a brief history of the town of Bramwell and about the 1st shipment of coal from the Pocahontas coal field.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2018 12:30:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMZKZK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 2

Long Description:
Bramwell

Called "Home of the Millionaires" when town's fourteen represented the greatest per capita concentration in the U.S. Incorporated in 1889, Bramwell was the business and residential community for Pocahontas coalfield owners and operators such as J.H. Bramwell, I.T. Mann, Edward Cooper, Philip Goodwill, John Hewitt and William Thomas until Depression ruined economy. Recognized by National Register of Historic Places, 1984.


Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co.

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.
Marker Number: MR1 MR2

Marker Title: Bramwell / Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co.

Marker Location: RT 120

County or Independent City: Bramwell, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginai Department of Culture and History

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