Crawford County Kansas
Towns and Coal Camps
|ARMA||May 18, 1909||Rust/Armacost
||Sante Fe Mine No 1 (1886)
||Hope, New Pittsburg
During the coal mining days in the county, there were many little coal camps that dotted the countryside.
Ashley, Barber Camp, Bricker, Burnett Camp, Cambria, Capaldo, Chapman & Hazen Camp, Chicopee, Coalville, Cockerill, Croweburg, Curranville, Dunkirk, Fleming, Foxtown, Fuller, Gross, Iowa Camp, Jacksonville, Kirkwood, Klondike, Litchfield, Lone Oak, Markum, Midway, Mineral City, Radley, Ringo, Schwab, Scott's Camp, Williamstown, Yale (home of the World Famous Chicken Annie's and Chicken Mary's)
4 1/2 Camp, Blue Goose, Breezy Hill, Buzzard's Roost (Bell Camp), Frogtown, Dogtown, Gebo Camp, Little Italy, Pumpkin Center, Red Camp, Red Onion Camp, Washer Camp, Water Lilly
Some camps were named after the number of the shaft of the major coal companies for which drilled them. The camps were usually built and ran by the coal companies. They consisted of row houses with a company store, where the miners would buy their goods.
The major coal companies were the Sheridan Coal Co., Western Coal & Mining Co., Cherokee-Pittsburg Coal & Mining Co., Central Coal & Coke Co., Mayer Coal Company, Clemens Coal Co., Kansas & Texas Coal Co., Crowe Coal Co., Pittsburg & Midway (P&M) Coal Mining Co., Wear Coal Co. and the Missouri, Kansas & Texa Railway Co.
No. 17 Central Camp, No. 31 Central Camp, No. 41 Central Camp, No. 45 Central Camp, No. 48 Central Camp, No. 49 Central Camp, No. 50 Central Camp (still exists as a hamlet known as Camp 50), No. 51 Central Camp, No. 6 Crowe Camp, No. 9 Hamilton Camp, No. 11 Jackson & Walker Camp, No. 3 Sheridan Camp, No. 5 Sheridan Camp, No. 6 Sheridan Camp, No. 7 Sheridan Camp, No. 9 Sheridan Camp, No. 10 Sheridan Camp, No. 11 Sheridan Camp, No. 14 Sheridan Camp, No. 7 Spencer-Newlands Camp, No. 10 Western Camp, No. 11 Western Camp, No. 13 Western Camp, No. 22 Western Camp
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