One of the most important needs in city planning is water sources. In 1912, the Elkhorn Dam construction reached completion in Jenkins Kentucky.
Because the first set up for the town was basic and everyone was living in tents. Safety, Health, and Morale were the three first things on Consol’s construction list.
Hidden away in the mountains is a lake that expands 45 acres of water and 950 acres of woodland. The pristine beauty of the lake is not disturbed.
Cut off from the rest of the industrial world. There was no industry, no homes, no community, just a wooded area. There was a rush to complete a contract.
The women in Jenkins, Kentucky rolled up their sleeves and formed the Women’s Civic Club in 1936. In 1937, the Women’s Club federated into the National Organization.
The million-dollar Tipple would have cost more than $18.82 million dollars in today’s currency. A giant would soon rise from the valley floor and tower over the Dunham Community of Jenkins.
This is the history of the first power plant in Eastern Kentucky and how electricity came to Jenkins, Kentucky.
Dedicated under the patronage of St. George. The St. George Church was also named for Bishop George A. Carrell, who was the first Bishop of Covington.
A strong need for a place to relax and find entertainment among the young men working on Consolidation Coal’s Jenkins Ky construction project is met.
One of the first private railroads in Eastern Kentucky was the Sandy Valley & Elkhorn Railroad.