J. L. MITCHELL AND ROYALTON COAL MINE #7

(Taken from the 1995 Round-Up Booklet)

 

 J. L. Mitchell became the owner of the North Mine #7. He recruited people from Southern States to come to Royalton to work. He brought them here on the railroad. Since no homes were abailable in the fast-growing town, he had box cars set up for homes and called it New Camp. It was part of his addition to Royalton in which he designated two blocks for a school ground and one block for a park. He bought houses in Hymera, Indiana, transported them by railroad, and set them up just west of the mine. These were erected along North Main Street, but everyone called it Hymera Row.

 The Mitchell Home, 1995