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Wabash County, Illinois
Featuring Coal Mining
      Wabash County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Illinois.
            38.44° N, 87.84° W
In 2000 the population was 12,937, and in 2010, the population was 11,947.
 
      The county seat of Wabash County, Illinois is Mount Carmel.
 
      Wabash County was Wabash County was formed in 1824 out of Edwards County, after an armed confrontation between the militias of Albion and Mt. Carmel after the county seat was moved from a town near the current city of Mount Carmel to Albion.
 
      Wabash County is named for the Wabash River, which forms its eastern and southern borders.
 
      Wabash County has eight precincts (townships) :
            Bellmont, Coffee, Compton, Friendsville, Lancaster, Lick Prairie, Mount Carmel, Wabash,
 
      Some of the Cities, Towns, Villages and Communities are :
            Allendale, Bellmont, Cowling, East Grayville, Friendsville, Keensburg, Maud, Mount Carmel, Odgen,
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Wabash County, Illinois Coal Mines
 
Reference Sources

Wabash County, Illinois
Coal Mines

# 77
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 2 South, Range 13 West, Section 32
Strip Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Unknown
# 77 Coal Mine
  CO # 77   1930
[Source - No. 1, Index 4659]

A & P Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 23
Strip Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Thompson Coal Mine   C. P. Thompson   1927 - 1931
A & P Coal Mine   A & P Coal Company   1931 - 1936
[Source - No. 1, Index 724 ]

Allendale Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 North, Range 12 West, Section 5, center N½ SW
Strip (pit) Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Allendale Coal Mine   Allendale Coal Company   1958 - 1964
[Source - No. 1, Index 878 ]
Last production was reported in 1964.

Beck Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 10
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Beck Coal Mine   Beck   circa 1910
[Source - No. 1, Index 4644]

Black Diamond Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 23
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Black Diamond Coal Mine   Black Diamond Coal Company   1924 - 1927
Black Diamond Coal Mine   Richard Corden   1927 - 1930
[Source - No. 1, Index 725]

Bluff Coal Mines
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Bluff Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bluff Coal Mine   Batson coal Company
William Batson
  1896 -1906
[Source - No. 1, Index 4655
Source No. 2 - 1901 Annual Coal Report
]
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Bluff Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 2 South, Range 13 West, Section 21
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bluff Coal Mine   Bluff Coal Company   1925 - 1932
[Source - No. 1, Index 3901]

Chapman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 13
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Chapman Coal Mine   Bob Chapman   circa 1865
[Source - No. 1, Index 4645]

Couch, Adams & Company
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Unknown Coal Mine   Couch, Adams & Company,   1901 - 1903
[Source - No. 1]

Denman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 2 South, Range 13 West, Section 32
Drift Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Denman Coal Mine   Denman Mines   1930
[Source - No. 1, Index 4658]

Elkins Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 2 South, Range 13 West, Section 29
Slope Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Elkins Coal Mine No. 2   H. A. Elkins   1936 - 1937
[Source - No. 1, Index 3903]

Eppler Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 2 South, Range 13 West, Section 6
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Eppler Coal Mine No. 2   Belmont Mining Company   1903
[Source - No. 1, Index 4652]

Friendsville Coal Mines
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Friendsville Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Friendsville Coal Mine   Friendsville Coal Company   1934 - 1935
[Source - No. 1]
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Friendsville Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 North, Range 13 West, Section 13, SW NW SW
An Underground Shaft mine at a depth of 40 to 47 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reel & Wilkinson Coal Mine   Reel & Wilkinson   1936
Reel Coal Mine   Kyle Reel   1937 - 1938
Friendsville Coal Mine   Reel & Wilkinson   1939 - 1941
[Source - No. 1, Index 3895]
Last production was reported in 1941.
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Friendsville Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 22
Strip Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Friendsville Coal Mine   Vigo Coal Company   2007 -
[Source - No. 1, Index 1031 ]

Frye Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 North, Range 12 West, Section 19
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Frye Coal Mine   Ezra Bass   Unknown
[Source - No. 1, Index 4635]

Grigsby Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 North, Range 12 West, Section 31
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Grigsby Coal Mine   Grigsby Mine   Unknown
[Source - No. 1, Index 4636]

Hillcrest Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 2 South, Range 13 West, Section 29
Underground Slope Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hillcrest Coal Mine No. 2   H. A. Elkins   1936 - 1939
Hillcrest Coal Mine No. 2   Hillcrest Coal Company   1939 - 1941
Hillcrest Coal Mine No. 2   Painter & Belissa Coal Company   1941 - 1944
[Source - No. 1, Index 658]

Keen Coal Mines
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Keen Coal Mine
Mt. Carmel
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 North, Range 12 West, Section 19, NW NW SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 30 feet with an average coal seam of 2 to 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Keen Coal Mine   A. B. Keen   1900 - 1901
Keen's Coal Mine   A. G. Keen   1901 - 1903
[Source - No. 1, Index 7425 ]
Last production was reported in 1903.
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Keen Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 North, Range 12 West, Section 19, SW NW SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 36 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Keen Coal Mine   A. B. Keen   1917 - 1923
[Source - No. 1, Index 4634 ]
Last production was reported in 1923.

Kelkison Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 35 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kelkison Coal Mine   T. H. Kelkison   1900 - 1901
[Source - No. 1]

Kolb Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 23
Mine Name Operated By Years
Klob Coal Mine   Chas Thompson   1927
[Source - No. 1, Index 4650]

Lipper Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 2 South, Range 13 West, Section 7
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lipper Coal Mine No. 2   Belmont Mining Company   prior to 1942
[Source - No. 1, Index 4653]

Maude Station Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 27
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lancaster Coal Mine No. 1   Lancaster Coal Company   1936 - 1938
Maude Station Coal Mine No. 1   Maude Station Mine   1938 - 1939
Wilkerson Coal Mine   Ervin Wilkerson   1939 - 1940
Anderson Coal Mine   Anderson & Lindstrom Coal Company   1940 - 1941
Maude Station Coal Mine No. 1   Maude Station Mine   1941 - 1943
[Source - No. 1, Index 723 ]

Naylor Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 23
Mine Name Operated By Years
Naylor Coal Mine   Naylor Mine   Unknown
[Source - No. 1, Index 4649]

New Bluff Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 2 South, Range 13 West, Section 20
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Unknown   Unknown   prior to 1933
New Bluff Coal Mine   New Bluff Mine   1933 - 1937
[Source - No. 1, Index 3899]

Old Maud Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 27
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Old Maud Coal Mine   Old Maud Mine   1927 -
[Source - No. 1, Index 3897]

Parkinson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 North, Range 13 West, Section 24, SE NE SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at depth of 46 feet with an average coal seam of 2½ to 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Parkinson Coal Mine No. 11   Joe Parkinson   1904 - 1906
[Source - No. 1, Index 4640]

Price Coal Mine
Pride Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 North, Range 13 West, Section 13, N½ SW SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 42 to 47 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pride Coal Mine   Pride Coal Company   1936
[Source - No. 1, Index 4639]
The mine was located on the Price farm, and is likely the Price Coal Company.
Last production was reported in 1936

Roderick Coal Mines
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Roderick Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 3
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Roderick Coal Mine No. 1   Roderick   prior to 1927
[Source - No. 1, Index 4642]
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Roderick Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 3
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Roderick Coal Mine No. 2   Roderick   1921 - 1923
[Source - No. 1, Index 4643 ]

Schrodt Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 2 South, Range 13 West, Section 2
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Schrodt Coal Mine   Schrodt Mine   1902
[Source - No. 1, Index 4651]

Seitz Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 23
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Briar Hill Coal Mine No. 2   Briar Hill Coal Company   1936 - 1937
Seitz Coal Mine No. 2   W. V. Brown   1937 - 1938
[Source - No. 1, Index 3896]

Shepard Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 North, Range 12 West, Section 6, NW SE NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 18 feet with an average coal seam of 2 to 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Shepard Coal Mine   Bert Shepard   circa 1902
[Source - No. 1, Index 4633]

Simonds Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 13
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Simonds Coal Mine   Simonds Mine   circa 1870
[Source - No. 1, Index 4646]

Sunshine Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 2 South, Range 13 West, Section 20
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sunshine Coal Mine No. 1   H. A. Elkins   1931 - 1939
[Source - No. 1, Index 3898]

Tony Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County -
Township 1 North, Range 13 West, Section 13, NE SE SE
Township 1 North, Range 13 West, Section 13, SW NE SE
Two Underground Shaft Mines at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tony Coal Mine   Tony Mines   circa 1910 - 1920
[Source - No. 1, Index 4637]

Wabash Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 2 South, Range 13 West, Section 10
Underground Slope Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wabash Coal Mine   Ayrshire Coal Company
Division of Amax Coal Company
  1971
Wabash Coal Mine   Amax Coal Company   1971 - 2007
Wabash Coal Mine   RAG International   1999 -
[Source - No. 1, Index 921]

Wallace Coal Mine
2 Mines
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 23
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wallace Coal Mine   Wabash Coal Company   Unknown
[Source - No. 1, Index 4648]

White City Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 2 South, Range 13 West, Section 29
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
White City Coal Mine No. 1   White City Coal Company   1928 - 1939
White City Coal Mine   Fred Goodman   1939 - 1940
White City Coal Mine   Charles Borniet   1940 - 1942
White City Coal Mine No. 2   White City   1942 - 1943
[Source - No. 1, Index 3902]

Wirth Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Wabash County - Township 1 South, Range 13 West, Section 23
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wirth Coal Mine   Charles Wirth   1923 - 1936
[Source - No. 1, Index 3894]

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

2 Twentieth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1901,
                also the Third Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1901, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1902

 

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