Company town

A company town is a town or city in which much or all real estate, buildings (both residential and commercial), utilities, hospitals, small businesses such as grocery stores and gas stations, and other necessities or luxuries of life within its borders are owned by a single company.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Crespi d'Adda
Derwent Valley Mills
Engelsberg Ironworks Angelsberg, Sweden
Fray Bentos Barrio Anglo
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Mining Sites of Wallonia workers city Grand Hornu, Bois du Luc
New Lanark
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto
Røros Røros was a ‘company town’ and the copper works were responsible for work, transport, and food supplies, schools, and a few social services. (AB ev extension)
Sewell Mining Town


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