Upland Coal and Coke Company operated the Upland coal mines from 1891 until 1943. Like other coal mining towns along this part of Elkhorn Creek, there was a beehive coke plant located at Upland. The coke ovens went cold in 1919. Apparently the Crozer Coal & Coke Co., from neighboring Elkhorn, W.Va., ran the Upland mine for a short time in 1943 to 1945. In 1945 the railroad siding was removed, and that was the end of coal mining at Upland, West Virginia.

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Upland, WV coal camp.

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Was this small brick structure once a garage or some kind of industrial structure?

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Ruins of the Upland Coal & Coke Co. tipple.

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These buildings may be left over from the Upland coal mine.

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I'm not sure, but this may have been part of the Upland colliery.

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The old Upland mine buildings appear to be part of a water filtration plant now.

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Duplex coal company housing, similar to what you would find in a Pennsylvania coal town.


Schust, Alex P. Billion Dollar Coalfield. Two Mule Publishing, 2010.

WV state mining records



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