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Eden Park is an extinct coal town located between Harts and Atenville along the C&O Railroad and Guyandotte River in Lincoln County, WV. Eden Park Coal Company created the town in the early 1920s. What follows is the company’s founding document:

Eden Park Coal Company

Date: August 24, 1922

Headquarters: Atenville

Chief works: Eden Park

Capital stock: $50,000

500 shares of $100

Incorporators:

Dr. D.P. Crockett of Big Creek, WV: 45 shares

Mrs. D.P. Crockett of Huntington, WV: 5 shares

John D. Shelton of Sand Creek, WV: 50 shares

Philip Hager of Hamlin, WV: 50 shares

Shelby Shelton of Sand Creek, WV: 50 shares

Note: Corporation will expire in fifty years.

Source: Corporation Record Book 2, Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Hamlin, WV.

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Eden Park hosted at least two murders, one of which essentially closed the mine. Reportedly, the company left much of its equipment inside of the mine. Photo by Mom.

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Mr. Silas Gibson, in an interview conducted on 1 August 1927, stated that J.X. Hill sold his property at present-day Hadley, WV, and moved here…where he was killed by Green Porter. Photo by Mom.

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