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Hardin County, Illinois
Featuring Coal Mining
      Hardin County is a county located in the southern part of the State of Illinois.
As of 2000, the population was 4,800 and in 2010 the population was 4,320.
The county seat is Elizabethtown.
      Hardin County was formed in 1839 from Pope County. Additional area was later added from Gallatin County.
Hardin County was named for Hardin County, Kentucky, which was named in honor of Colonel John Hardin.
 
      Some of the Cities, Villages and communities are :
            Cave-In-Rock, Elizabethtown, Karbers Ridge, Lamb, Rosiclare
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Reference Sources

A bit of Hardin County, Illinois Coal Mining History
Extract from History of Hardin County, Illinois, 19392
Coal
      There are several coal measures in the county and some of them have been worked but the veins are too narrow for profitable mining.

Hardin County, Illinois
Coal Mines

Dickson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Hardin County - Township 10 South, Range 9 East, Section 30, SW NE SW
A Drift Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Dickson Coal Mine   Dickson   Unknown
[Source - No. 1, Index # 4501]

Willis Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Hardin County - Sparks Hill
Mine Name Operated By Years
Willis Coal Mine   Willis Brothers   1917 - 1922
Willis Coal Mine   George Willis   1922 - 1923
[Source - No. 1]

Unnamed Coal Mines
Mine Index
Number
Type of
Mine
Coal Seam
Thickness
Location
4502   Unknown Twp 10 South, Range 9 East, Section 30, SE NW
4503   Unknown Twp 10 South, Range 9 East, Section 26, SE SW NE
4505   3½ feet Twp 10 South, Range 9 East, Section 30, center of SE
4507   Unknown Twp 10 South, Range 9 East, Section 31, SW NW NW
6453 Drift Unknown Twp 11 South, Range 10 East, Section 17
7280 Shaft Unknown Twp 11 South, Range 9 East, Section 32
7281 Shaft Unknown Twp 11 South, Range 9 East, Section 2
7283 Drift Unknown Twp 11 South, Section 31
[Source - No. 1]

Sources :
1 Coal Mines in Illinois, Hardin County
                Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL. 61820

2 History of Hardin County, Illinois
                by The Historical Committee for the Centennial: 1939


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