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CARBON HILL
 
Front Street Looking East - Carbon Hill, Ala

CARBON HILL. Post office and incorporated town in the northwestern part of Walker County, on the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad, about 15 miles west of Jasper. Altitude: 422 feet. Population: 1890 - 568;1900 - 830; 1910 - 1,627. It was chartered by the legislature, February 14, 1891, with mayor and aldermen, and corporate limits" commencing three hundred feet south of the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad to the southeast corner of the said town as platted and surveyed by the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad Company, thence north to the northeast corner of said plot, thence went to the northwest corner of said plot, thence along said section line three hundred feet south of railroad, thence  parallel with said railroad to the place of beginning." It has the Citizen's Bank ( State ) ,and the Carbon Hill Journal, a Democratic weekly, established in 1913. Its industries are coal mining, sawmills, and general stores. The town is located in one of the richest deposits in the Alabama coal fields, and takes its name from this circumstance. It was projected in the eighties by the Pratt Consolidated Coal Co., and the Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Co., as an industrial community. Mining was carried on in a rather primitive fashion, until the property passed into the hands of the Galloway Co. At present there are several large corporations in the field whose mines are all operated by electricity, and equipped with modern appliances.

References.-Armes, Story of coal and iron in Alabama (1910), pp. 497-498, 500, 501; Alabama Official and Statistical Register, 1915.

(Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol 1 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, Published by The S. J. Clarke publishing company, 1921;Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

 


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