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Jasper County, Illinois

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      Jasper County is a county located in the central part of the state of Illinois.
            39.01° N - 88.15° W
As of 2010, the population was 9,698.
The county seat of Jasper County is Newton, Illinois.
 
      Jasper County was formed in 1831 out of Clay and Crawford Counties. It was named for Sgt. William Jasper, Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina.
 
      Jasper County has eleven townships :
            Crooked Creek, Fox, Grandville, Grove, Hunt City, North Muddy, Sainte Marie, Smallwood, South Muddy, Wade, Willow Hill
 

18992 Coal Report District 6 page 127 :
      In Jasper County, at Newton, the county seat, I found two small mines in operation. Coal has been mined at this place for the last six years. The coal is found in a ridge, the height of which is about 60 feet above the bottom lands on each side. The breadth of the ridge, where one of the mines is located, is only 100 feet. The ridge extends north and broadens out. The seam is 30 inches in thickness, and to measure from the top of the ridge to the coal seam, it will average 50 feet in depth. The number of the seam is probably 16.

 
Brush Creek Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jasper County - Township 6 North, Range 9 East, Section 13, NW NE SE
Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Brush Creek Mine   James Tytle   unknown
[Source - No. 1, Index 2509]
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Brush Creek Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jasper County - Township 6 North, Range 10 East, Section 6, NE NE SE
Underground Mine 48 feet deep with average coal seam of 2½ feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Brush Creek Mine   Andrew Brown   1937 - 1939
[Source - No. 1, Index 2511]
Last reported production in 1939

 
Jourdan Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jasper County
Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Jourdan Mine   Joseph N. Jourdan   1934 - 1935
[Source - No. 1, Index 2508]

 
Jourdan & Brown Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jasper County - Township 6 North, Range 10 East, Section 5, NE NE SE
Underground Mine 32 feet deep with average coal seam of 2½ feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Jourdan & Brown Mine   Jourdan & Brown   1936 - 1937
[Source - No. 1, Index 2510]

 
Jourdan & Lytle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jasper County.
Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Jourdan & Lytle Mine   Jourdan & Lytle   1933 - 1934
[Source - No. 1]

 
Nigh Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jasper County.
Slope Mine 90 feet deep with average coal seam of 3 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
? Nigh Mine ?   F. Nigh   1882 - 1869
[Source - No. 1]

 
Nigh & Barbel Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jasper County.
Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
? Nigh & Barbel Mine ?   Nigh & Barbel   1869 - 1890
[Source - No. 1]

 
Unknown Coal Mines - Jasper County, Illinois
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Index
Number
  Township   Section   Type   Years
Operated
  Depth   Coal Seam
 
1, 2544   6 North, Range 10 East,   W½ 7   Shaft  
?
  20 feet  
?
  Abandoned before reaching coal.
 
1, 2761   6 North, Range 10 East,   1, NE NE SE   Surface  
?
  20 feet  
?
 
1, 4230   7 North, Range 9 East,   6, SE SE SW   Drift  
?
 
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1, 4699   7 North, Range 9 East,   27, NW NE SE   Underground   -> 1910   105   3 - 4 feet.
 
1, 6849   6 North, Range 10 East,   7, SE NE NW  
?
 
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1, 6855   6 North, Range 10 East,   6, NW NE SE   Slope  
?
  15 feet   2.3 - 2.7 feet
 
1, 6856   6 North, Range 10 East,   6, NE SE SW  
?
 
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1, 6857   6 North, Range 10 East,   7, NE NE NW   Shaft  
?
 
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1, 6858   6 North, Range 10 East,   6, NE NE SE  
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Jasper County, Illinois
Coal Mine Fatalities
None at this time
Researching available material.
 

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

 
2Eighteenth Annual Report Prepared by the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1899
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1899


 

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