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Welcome to Kentucky River Properties

Kentucky River Coal Corporation began its existence nearly a century ago, when John C. C. Mayo and W. S. Dudley began to purchase lands and mineral rights in Eastern Kentucky.  Mayo, a teacher in Pike and Johnson Counties, recognized the value of the region’s vast coal reserves. Starting in the late 1890’s, with the backing of Dudley and Charles Tennis of Pittsburgh, Mayo began purchasing property in Perry, Letcher and Leslie Counties in the name of Tennis Coal Company.

Welcome to Kentucky River Properties


KRP participates in its local communities. We are proud to support our schools, fire departments, nursing homes and other non-profit organizations. We are involved with helping our local students with their post secondary education through nursing and engineering scholarships. We are also actively involved in numerous organizations related to the energy industry.

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