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Keokee

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Keokee was a model company town designed by New York architect and planner William L. Coulter in 1906 for industrialist Charles P. Perin of New York City. As president of the Keokee Coal and Coke Company, which in 1910 was absorbed into the Stonega Coke and Coal Company, Perin was instrumental in guiding the architect to design a quality community for the workers of his coke plant. Unlike most company towns in the region, which were built in remote hollows, Keokee is on a plateau where its inhabitants could enjoy sunshine and fresh air. Named for Perin's wife, Keokee Monroe Henderson Perin, the town once boasted a hotel, post office, school, and several stores, houses, and churches. In 1927 the Stonega Coke and Coal Company closed and all the buildings, except the company store (LE7), were dismantled and moved away.

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Anne Carter Lee

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