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Monroe County, Illinois
Featuring Coal Mining
      Monroe County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Illinois.
            38.28° N, 90.18° W
As of 2000, the population was 27,619 and in 2010 the population was 32,957.
The county seat is Waterloo, Illinois.
Monroe County was formed in 1816 out of Randolph and St. Clair Counties, ( Illinois Territory ), and was named for James Monroe.
      Monroe County has 26 precincts (1-13 & 15 - 27), older names of some of the precincts are :
            Bluff, Columbia, Harrisonville, Mitchie, Moredock, New Design, Prairie Du Long, Renault, Waterloo
      Some of the cities, towns, villages and communities are :
Ames, Burksville, Burksville Station, Chaflin Bridge, Columbia, Foster Pond, Fountain, Fults, Harrisonville, Hecker, Madonnaville, Maeystown, Merrimac, Monroe City, New Hanover, Renault, St. Joe, Tipton, Wartburg, Waterloo, Valmeyer

C & W Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Monroe County - Columbia
Mine Name Operated By Years
C & W Coal Mine   Columbia & Waterloo Coal Company   1934
[Source - No. 1]

Puckett Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Monroe County - Columbia - Township 1 South, Range 10 West, Section 34
A Slope Mine
Mine Name Operated By Years
Puckett Coal Mine No. 1   William Puckett   1935 - 1937
Puckett Coal Mine No. 1   Puckett Coal & Mining Company   1938
Puckett Coal Mine   William D. Puckett   1939 - 1941
[Sources - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Valley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Monroe County - Columbia
Mine Name Operated By Years
Valley Coal Mine   Valley Coal Company   1935
[Source - No. 2]

Sources :
1 Fifty -Third Coal Report of Illinois, 1934
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

2 Fifty -Fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1935
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

3 Fifty -Fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1936
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

4 Fifty -Sixth Coal Report of Illinois, 1937
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

5 Fifty -Seventh Coal Report of Illinois, 1938
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

6 Fifty -Eighth Coal Report of Illinois, 1939
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

7 Fifty -Ninth Coal Report of Illinois, 1940
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

8 Sixtieth Coal Report of Illinois, 1941
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois


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