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Clay County is a county located in the southern part of the State of Illinois.|
38.76° N, 88.49° W
As of 2000, the population was 14,560 and in 2010 the population was 13,815.
The county seat is Louisville.
Clay County was formed in 1824 out of portions of Wayne, Crawford, and Fayette counties. Its name is in honor of Henry Clay, United States Secretary of State.
Clay County has twelve townships :
Bible Grove, Blair, Clay City, Harter, Hoosier, Larkinsburg,
Louisville, Oskaloosa, Pixley, Songer, Stanford, Xenia
Some of the Cities, Villages and communities are :
Flora, Clay City, Iola, Louisville, Sailor Springs, Xenia
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|Coal Mines||Reference Sources|
|Iola Coal Mine|
The legal description lists this as : Clay County -|
Township 4 North, Range 5 East, Section 11, NW SW SE
A Surface (Strip) Mine at a depth of 30 feet with an average coal seam of 2½ feet in thickness.
|Lamkins Coal Mine|
The legal description lists this as : Clay County - Township 4 North, Range 6 East, Section 20, NW|
A Surface (Strip) Mine with an average coal seam of 1 foot 1½ feet in thickness.
|Unnamed Coal Mines|
[Source - No. 1]
1 Coal Mines in Illinois, Clay County
Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL. 61820
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