Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in or just neat postcards

Black Joe


This is in Harlan County KY, near Harlan.  From the research I’ve done on this, nobody seems to know how this community got its name.  Two coal companies headquartered here: Harlan Fox Coal/Mining Company 1918-1932 and JB Blue Gem Coal Company 1920-22.  The Post Office was named “Black Joe”, but the railroad (L&N) referred to the station here as “Woods Station”.

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