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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
Chief works: Eden Park
Capital stock: $50,000
500 shares of $100
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.