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Clinton County, Illinois
Featuring Coal Mining
      Clinton County is a county located in the central part of the state of Illinois.
38.61° N 89.42° W
As of 2006, the population was 36,633
 
      Clinton County was organized in 1824 out of Washington, Fayette, and Bond Counties. It i s named in honor of the seventh Governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton, who helped build the Erie Canal.
 
      Clinton County has fifteen townships :
            Breese, Brookside, Carlyle, Clement, East Fork, Germantown, Irishtown, Lake, Looking Glass, Meridian, Saint Rose, Santa Fe, Sugar Creek, Wade, Wheatfield
 

      Biographies
 
            David H. Conwel
                  Coal buiness in Carlyle
 
            Robert S. M. Donne
                  Director & one of originators of the Future Coal Mining Company of Breese
 
            Joseph Hanke
                  Trenton Coal Mine No. 1
 
            William J. Hofsommer
                  President , Director, Stockholder of the Breese Future Coal Mining Company
 
            Henry Hummert
                  Superintendent of the Breese Future Coal Mining Company
 
            Theo Klutho, Sr.
                  President of the Future Coal Mine Company
 
            Robert McCaw     1883 - 1906
                  Coal Miner, Trenton Mine, West; Breese Trenton Coal Company

 
      Coal Mines
            including History and Fatalities
 

 
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