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Blocton Coal Mine

The town of Blocton, in Bibb County, was a mining community that arose around coal mines and Oxmoor Furnace, which produced pig iron. It was established by the Cahaba Coal Mining Company and named for a large block of coal that was removed from the nearby mine. The town officially ceased to exist and was absorbed into the nearby town of West Blocton.
Photo courtesy of the Eufaula Athenaeum