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Pocahontas Coal Mine was the first mine in the Pocahontas Coalfield, opened in 1882 by the Southwest Improvement Company. Here the famous Pocahontas Number Three coal was mined, a spectacular 4.30m tall coal seam. During its 73 years of operation the mine produced 44 million tons of coal. The name from showcaves.com
Pocahontas is worth an onsite visit. This town was created around 1895 when New Yorkers discovered coal. It remained a vibrant community until the 40's or 50's. These once beautiful buildings patterned after architecture in NYC are now falling into the ground. Beautiful tin ceilings... from history.rootsweb
Located in the low hills of northeastern Tazewell County, this mine was opened in Spring 1882 to exploit the extraordinarily thick seam of very high quality semi-bituminous coal. To get the coal to market, a branch line of the Norfolk & Western Railroad was built to the new town of Pocahontas and t from focus.nps
Step into the historic Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine; listen as guides explain the story of mining the famous Pocahontas Number Three coal, and how the hand-loading era of the industry slowly succumbed to mechanization. Designated as a National Historic Landmark Virginia's official Coal Heritage from museumstuff.com
This region was visited by the explorer, Dr. Thomas Walker, in 1750. Following a report by Captain I. A. Welch in 1873, the first coal mine was opened here in 1882. Shipment of coal followed in 1883, when the Norfolk and Western Railroad reached this point from Radford. First known as Powell?s Bot from hmdb.org