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Company towns

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Communities in which all or the major portion of the property and businesses are owned by one industry.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Penn Virginia Corporation records

 Collection
Accession: 1764
Abstract:

Penn Virginia Corporation is an oil and gas company, incorporated as the Virginia Coal & Iron Company on January 6, 1882. It was one of many firms established by a group of interrelated entrepreneurs headed by John Leisenring (1819-1884), a Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, civil and mining engineer. The name changed to Penn Virigina Corporation in 1967. The records of Penn Virginia Corporation cover the development and operations of the Virginia Coal & Iron Company, a large southern Appalachian land company, with some information on its immediate neighbors and local support facilities.

Dates: 1864-1981