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Warren County, Illinois
Featuring Coal Mining
      Warren County is a county located in the northern part of the central part of the state of Illinois.
            40.85° N, 90.61° W
As of 2000, the population was 18,735 and in 2010 the population was 17,707.
The county seat is Monmouth, Illinois.
Warren County was organized in 1825 out of Pike County, and was named for Dr. Joseph Warren, killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775.
      Warren County has fifteen townships:
            Berwick, Cold Brook, Ellison, Floyd, Greenbush, Hale, Kelly, Lenox, Monmouth, Point Pleasant, Roseville, Spring Grove, Sumner, Swan, Tompkins,
      Some of the cities, towns, villages and communities are :
            Alexis (partly in Mercer County), Cameron, Cold Brook, Eleanor, Gerlaw, Kirkwood, Larchland, Little York, Monmouth, Ormonde, Ponemah, Roseville, Shanghai City, Smithshire, Swan Creek, Utah, Youngstown
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Coal Mining in Warren County, Illinois
Excerpt from "The Past and Present of Warren County, Illinois"; 1877 2
       The coal measures underlie nearly the whole of Warren county. Sumner and the northern part of Hale township probably embraces the entire district, or nearly so, where coal is not found. The coal measures comprise, in this county, various stratas of shales, sandstones, limestones, clays and coal, and attain a thickness in some parts of from one to two hundred feet. These stratas rest upon the Burlington limestone, and where this is found near the surface, or reached in shafting, no coal need be looked for in deeper explorations.
       The upper seam is from three to three and a half feet in thickness, and has been found in few localities.
       The next seam, No. 2 of the Illinois section, is from one foot, eight inches, to two feet thick in this county, elsewhere it attains a thickness of from three to five feet. Though thinner, this seam is more extensively worked than either of the others.
       On sections 14 and 23, in township 10, are some valuable quarries. The rock is from six to seven feet thick at some of the localities and the whole of it is thickly bedded, so that blocks of any desirable size can be obtained. There are, however, large concretions of a calcareo-arenaceous rock, locally called "flint," in the sandstones. One of these was taken from the quarry of Mr. J. Worden, on section 14, that was about two and one-half feet thick, six to seven wide, and from ten to twelve feet long. This rock is very compact, hard enough to scratch glass, and in chlorohydric acid effervesces slightly. It is not considered of any value, and. is so hard that when it occurs in large masses it is very expensive getting it out of the way.
       In township 8 a coal seam crops out for some distance along Swan and Little Nigger creeks. At these localities mining has been carried on for years, and in places the bluffs are almost honey-combed by the entries, new and old. In some of the mines the fire-clay below the coal is varied in color, the usual tints being a light blue, though in some places it is nearly white, while in others it is yellow, or yellow and red. The coals in this county are mostly worked by drifts or tunnels driven horizontally into the hill-sides along the outcrops of the seams, and owing to the shaley character of the roof of No. 2, considerable expense is incurred in "cribbing" to sustain the roof. The thickness of the coal is usually from twenty inches to two feet, and in driving the entries it becomes necessary to remove a portion of the roof shales, or the under-clay, in order to obtain the amount of vertical space required to take out the coal. The lower seam, No. 1, of the Illinois section, varies from two to four feet in this county. It is generally overlaid by black slate, or a dark colored, and frequently shaley limestone. This forms a very good roof and makes the working of the seam less expensive than that of No. 2, as, frequently, but little or no cribbing is required.
       A little east of Monmouth is one of the most extensive mining companies in the country. Coal of a superior quality was found here, about 1871, and active preparations at once commenced to mine at this point. The seam is about twenty inches in thickness, and was found at a depth of about sixty feet. A far more valuable industry, and one which occupies the almost entire attention of the company -- The Monmouth Mining and Manufacturing Company -- is that of tile making. About thirty feet below the coal seam a most valuable strata of tile clay was found, and in 1875, active preparations were at once made to enter immediately upon the manufacture of this article. A stock company, representing $200,000 capital, was formed, and large buildings were erected and supplied with the best of machinery. The buildings are so arranged and heated that the business can be carried on at all seasons of the year. Huge steam-pipes permeate the entire structure and every available foot of space is used. The company, of which the officers are: Daniel D. Parry, President; H. C. Beckwith, Secretary; and J. S. Spriggs, Treasurer, are now making all sizes of tile, from a small two inch pipe used in draining fields where the supply of water is small to the manufacture of large sewer pipes used in the drainage of cities. The utility and profit of this material to the farming community can hardly be estimated. Aside from the increase in health it brings by carrying off all surplus water, it yields the richest returns for the capital invested. Fields which were once considered useless and valueless are made productive through liberal drainage; and swamps, or ''sloughs," as they are called in the Western vernacular, once the source of fever and ague and all their attendant evils and discomforts, are drained of their miasmal waters, the sources of these diseases removed, and the land made to yield abundantly. Numerous instances could be given wherein one dollar invested in this article has returned to the investor many times its value; and the intelligent reader of these pages has only to turn his attention to where the practical results are seen to verify this statement.
       The tile made by this company is of an unexceptional material, and is rapidly finding its way into all parts of the West.
       A few feet below the strata of clay, an excellent fire-clay was discovered. Heretofore the company was compelled to bring their fire-brick, at a heavy expense, from Ohio, but now, instead of purchasing that article, they have an abundance for sale.
 
The Coal Interests of the County
       There are reported by the county surveyor, Mr. Thos. McClanahan, twenty-nine coal mines in Warren county in operation. These employ from one to twenty men each, or one hundred and twelve in all. The average thickness of the coal vein is about thirty inches; they range from eighteen to forty inches. During the year 1875, and to March, 1876, there were mined in all 384,740 bushels; the lowest product from any one mine being 170 bushels; the greatest number 96,000 bushels.
       The price for coal ranged from eight to twelve and one-half cents, the total amount received being $38,374.00. The depth of the mines vary from twenty to one hundred feet below the surface. The cost of opening these mines ranges from $25.00 to $5,000. The roofs of the mines are generally covered with soapstone or slate, and the bottom is principally fire-clay. The escapes are nearly always abundantly sufficient, and air in the mines pure and wholesome.
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Excerpt from 1884 Coal Report4
Warren County
       The coal produced in this county is used for local custom only. The mines are located at Monmouth, Youngstown, Swan Creek, Roseville, Alexis, and one at Kirkwood. The mines at Alexis are the best in the county, not on account of a better method of mining, but from natural advantages, the seam being thicker and roof better. From the general appearance of the seam at this place, and its close resemblance to the Mercer county mines, it is probable that it is seam No. 1.
       The mine at Roseville, owned and operated by John A. Gordon, gives employment to more men than any in the county. The coal and water is raised by steam power, and the coal is worked on the double entry system, but the soft soap-stone roof, and soft fire-clay bottom, and thin seam, all combined, make it impossible to operate those mines on an extensive scale. With the exception of the mines at Alexis, and the one at Roseville, the mines are all alike in this county, and to give a detailed description of each would be superfluous. The operators are also the miners, as a rule. The coal produced outside of Alexis is probably from seam No. 2. The mines operated by Selkirk & Johnson, three and a half miles northeast from Monmouth, may be seam No, 1; it is quite difficult to determine. One escapement has been completed this year, by William Johnson, Monmouth.

Austin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Austin Coal Mine   C. W. Austin   1908 - 1909
[Source - No. 24]

Bailey Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Gerlan
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bailey Coal Mine   L. A. Bailey   1920 - 1924
Bailey Coal Mine   Earl J. Bailey   1924 - 1935
[Sources - Nos. 36, 38 through 44, 49, 50]

Bailey, Sharp & Lytle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bailey, Sharp & Lytle Coal Mine   Bailey, Sharp & Lytle   1934
[Source - No. 49]

Bainbridge & Dial Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bainbridge & Dial Coal Mine   Bainbridge & Dial   1935
[Sources - No. 50]

Baker Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
Mine Name Operated By Years
Richardson Coal Mine   A. L. Richardson   1926 - 1928
Richardson Coal Mine   Roy Richardson   1929
Baker & Howard Coal Mine   George Baker & Howard   1931 - 1932
Baker Coal Mine   George Baker   1933 - 1935
[Sources - Nos. 41, 42, 43, 44, 46 through 50]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
Mine Name Operated By Years
Richardson Coal Mine   A. L. Richardson & Sons   1935
Richardson Coal Mine   Richardson Coal Company   1936 - 1937
Richardson Coal Mine   Richardson & Sons   1938
Baker Coal Mine   George Baker   1938 - 1942
[Sources - Nos. 50 through 57]

Beckner & Romine Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Slope Mine at a depth of 16 feet with a coal seam of 1 foot 8 inches in thickness.
191227 A Slope Mine at a depth of 8 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Manuel & Wallingford Coal Mine   Manuel & Wallingford   1907 - 1908
Manuel & Romine Coal Mine   Manuel & Romine   1908 - 1909
Manuel & Wallingford Coal Mine   Manuel & Wallingford   1909 - 1910
Manuel & Beckner Coal Mine   Manuel & Beckner   1911 - 1912
Beckner & Romine Coal Mine   Beckner & Romine   1912 - 1913
[Sources - Nos. 23, 24, 25, 27 28, 29]
1913 28 Change of Name - Manuel & Beckner to Beckner & Romine.
1914 29 Abandoned Mine - Bechner & Roumine.

Begner Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Begner Coal Mine   Lon Begner   1909 - 1910
[Source - No. 25]

Bird & Pratt Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bird Coal Mine   Daniel Bird   1889 - 1893
Bird & Pratt Coal Mine   Bird & Pratt   1893 - 1895
[Sources - Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10]

Bomline Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Drift Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bomline Coal Mine   Alfred Bomline   1883 - 1884
[Source - No. 4]

Bonney Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Abingdon
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bonney Coal Mine   H. E. Bonney   1927 - 1929
[Sources - Nos. 42, 43, 44]

Booten Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown / Swan Creek
A Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 60 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Booten Coal Mine   John W. Booten   prior to 1882 - 1896
[Sources - Nos. 3, 4, 6 through 11]

Bragg Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 20 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet to 2 feet 2 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bragg Coal Mine   J. T. Bragg   1886 - 1890
Bragg Coal Mine   John Bragg   1899 - 1900
[Sources - Nos. 6, 7, 15]

Bryner Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 2¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bryner Coal Mine   S. A. Bryner   1896 - 1897
Bryner Coal Mine   Bryner Brothers   1897 - 1899
Bryner Coal Mine   Bryner Brothers   1904 - 1905
[Sources - Nos. 12, 13, 14, 20]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Slope Mine at a depth of 12 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bryner Coal Mine   Bryner Brothers   1912 - 1916
[Sources - Nos. 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32]
1913 27 New Mine - Bryner Bros., Roseville.
1917 32 Abandoned Mines. - Bryner Bros., Roseville.
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bryner Coal Mine   Lon Bryner   1934 - 1935
[Sources - Nos. 49, 50]

Bryner & Cane Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Kirkwood
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bryner & Cane Coal Mine   Bryner & Cane   1889 - 1890
[Source - No. 7]

Bryner & Hall Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
190722 A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
190823 A Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 1 foot 10 inches in thickness.
190924 A Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bryner & Hall Coal Mine   Bryner & Hall   1906 - 1909
[Sources - Nos. 22, 23, 24]

Burke Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Kirkwood
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 21 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Burke Coal Mine   M. J. Burke   prior to 1882 - 1883
[Source - No. 3]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Burke Coal Mine   Michael Burke   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 6]

Burke & Lundeen Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Kirkwood
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 21 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Burke & Lundeen Coal Mine   Burke & Lundeen   prior to 1882 - 1883
[Source - No. 3]

Caldwell Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Caldwell Coal Mine   Thomas Caldwell   1889 - 1896
Caldwell Coal Mine   Thomas Caldwell   1899 - 1913
Caldwell Coal Mine   Caldwell & Son   1913 - 1919
Caldwell Coal Mine   Thomas & W. Caldwell   1919 - 1920
Caldwell Coal Mine   W. Caldwell   1924 - 1925
Caldwell Coal Mine   William "Will" Caldwell   1927 - 1929
[Source - No. 7 through 11, 15 through 35, 42, 43, 44]
1914 29 Change of Name - Thomas Caldwell to Caldwell & Son.

Campbell Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Campbell Coal Mine   Andrew Campbell   1906 - 1907
Campbell Coal Mine   Andrew F. Campbell   1910 - 1911
[Sources - Nos. 22, 26]

Carpenter Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Slope Mine at a depth of 12 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Carpenter Coal Mine   L. Carpenter   1892 - 1893
Carpenter Coal Mine   E. B. Carpenter   1893 - 1894
Carpenter Coal Mine   L. D. Carpenter   1895 - 1896
[Sources - Nos. 8, 9, 11]

Chicken Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet to 60 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Chicken Coal Mine   William Chicken   prior to 1882 - 1883
[Source - No. 3]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Chicken Coal Mine   William Chicken
Operated by William Johnson
  prior to 1882 - 1884
Johnson Coal Mine   William Johnson
Owned by William Chicken
  1884 - 1885
Chicken Coal Mine   William Chicken   1886 - 1887
[Sources - Nos. 3, 5, 6]
1885 Coal Report5 - Monmouth - The shaft owned by William Chicken and operated by William Johnson, has done a fair business during the winter, but was closed temporarily when visited.

Clark Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 45 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Clark Coal Mine   Clark Brothers   1904 - 1905
Clark Coal Mine   John C. Clark   1905 - 1908
[Sources - Nos. 20, 21, 22, 23]

Clayton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Swan Creek / Avon
A Drift Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 50 feet with a coal seam of 1 foot 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Clayton Coal Mine   Willis Clayton   prior to 1882 - 1883
Clayton Coal Mine   Willis Clayton   1889 - 1897
Clayton Coal Mine   Willis Clayton   1901 - 1906
Clayton Coal Mine   Henry Clayton   1906 - 1907
Clayton Coal Mine   Willis Clayton   1907- 1919
Clayton Coal Mine   Willis Clayton   1920 - 1921
Clayton Coal Mine   Guy Clayton   1922 - 1923
Clayton & Caldwell Coal Mine   Clayton & Caldwell   1923 - 1924
Clayton & Caldwell Coal Mine   Clayton & W. Caldwell   1925 - 1926
Clayton & Sayton Coal Mine   Clayton & Sayton   1928
Clayton Coal Mine   Guy Clayton   1929 - 1934
Clayton Coal Mine   Clayton Brothers   1936
Clayton Coal Mine   Frank Clayton   1937 - 1940
Clayton Coal Mine   Orrie Clayton   1940
[Sources - Nos. 3, 7 through 12, 17 through 34, 36, 38 through 44, 49 through 55]

Clayton Brothers Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
Mine Name Operated By Years
Clayton Brothers Coal Mine   Clayton Brothers   1934 - 1935
[Sources - Nos. 49, 50]

Cohen Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cohen Coal Mine   Max Cohen   1903 - 1904
[Source - No. 18]

Cook Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cook Coal Mine   W. Cook   1911 - 1912
[Source - No. 27]

Cunningham & Fullerton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 42 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cunningham & Fullerton Coal Mine   Cunningham & Fullerton   1895 - 1897
[Sources - Nos. 11, 12]

Delaney Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown / Avon
A Drift Mine at a depth of 5 feet to 70 feet with a coal seam of 1 foot 8 inches o 2¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Delaney Coal Mine   Thomas Delaney   prior to 1882 - 1883
Delaney Coal Mine   Thomas Delaney   1889 - 1893
Delaney Coal Mine   R. Delaney   1897 - 1899
Delaney Coal Mine   Thomas E. Delaney   1899 - 1905
Delaney Coal Mine   Richard Delaney   1905 - 1906
[Sources - Nos. 3, 7, 8, 13 through 21]

Dennis Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 42 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Dennis Coal Mine   Thomas Dennis   1893 - 1894
[Source - No. 9]

Depoy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Slope Mine at a depth of 25 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Depoy Coal Mine   Frank Depoy   1893 - 1895
[Sources - Nos. 9, 10]

Elquist Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
18833 A Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 2¼ feet in thickness.
18844 A Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Olquist Coal Mine   Olquist & Brothers   prior to 1882 - 1883
Elquist Coal Mine   Elquist Brothers   1883 - 1884
Elquist Coal Mine   Amos Elquist   1884 - 1885
[Sources - Nos. 3, 4, 5]

Emmerson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Emmerson Coal Mine   Thomas Emmerson   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 6]

Fall & Slater Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Paul & Slater Coal Mine   Paul & Slater   1903 - 1904
Fall & Slater Coal Mine   Fall & Slater   1904 - 1905
[Sourcs - Nos. 18, 20]

Farrah Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 22 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Farrer Coal Mine   George Farrer   1883 - 1884
Farrah Coal Mine   George Farrah   1893 - 1895
[Sources - Nos. 4, 9, 10]

Franklin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Prairies City
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 1 foot 10 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Franklin Coal Mine   G. W. Franklin   1904 - 1905
[Source - No. 20]

Fullerton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 1 foot 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Fullerton Coal Mine   Henry Fullerton   1900 - 1903
[Sources - Nos. 16, 17, 18]

Gilmore Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis / Gerlaw
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 57 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
McKahn Coal Mine   Samuel McKahn   1900 - 1902
Gilmore & McKahn Coal Mine   Gilmore & McKahn   1902 - 1904
Gilmore Coal Mine   Frank Gilmore   1904 - 1906
[Sources - Nos. 16 through 21]

Gilmore & Houston Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 49 feet to 52 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Clayton & Gilmore Coal Mine   Clayton & Gilmore   1913 - 1914
Gilmore & Houston Coal Mine   Gilmore & Houston   1914 - 1921
[Sources - Nos. 29 through 36]
1914 29 New Mines - Clayton & Gilmore, Alexis.

Gilroy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 70 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Gilroy Coal Mine   W. W. Gilroy   1902 - 1903
[Source - No. 18]

Gordon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Gordon Coal Mine   John A. Gordon   1883 - 1885
Gordon Coal Mine   John A. Gordon   1892 - 1893
[Sources - Nos. 4, 5, 8]
1885 Coal Report5 - Roseville - The shaft at this place, owned and operated by John A Gordon, is located near the corporate limits of the village. The mine was laid out on the double entry plan, and an attempt was made at what might be termed in this county mining on an extensive scale, but after a fair trial, it was found that the investment was not a good one.
       It is the intention to commence boring at the bottom of Gordon's shaft, and run a hole down 100 feet, or more, below the seam that is now worked. If a workable seam is found, sinking will be commenced at once if no coal can be found, the present mine will be operated during the fall and winter, and then, in all probability, be abandoned.

Gordon & Bush Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 55 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Foley & Palmer Coal Mine   Foley & Palmer   1893 - 1894
Gordon & Bush Coal Mine   Gordon & Bush   1894 - 1896
[Sources - Nos. 9, 10, 11]

Graham Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 12 feet to 50 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Graham Coal Mine   Graham & Son   prior to 1882 - 1883
[Source - No. 3]

Granger Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Gerlaw
Mine Name Operated By Years
Granger Coal Mine   C. A. Granger   1929 - 1930
[Sources - Nos. 44, 45]

Hartford Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hartford Coal Mine   Alva T. Hartford   1904 - 1908
[Sources - Nos. 20, 21, 22, 23]

Hartman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Slope Mine at a depth of 12 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hartman Coal Mine   Deke Hartman   1906 - 1907
Hartman Coal Mine   Dike Hartman   1908 - 1910
[Sources - Nos. 22, 24 , 25]

Hopkins Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 2¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hopkins Coal Mine   Henry Hopkins   1897 - 1900
[Sources - Nos. 13, 14, 15]

Howard Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Slope Mine at a depth of 12 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Howard Coal Mine   D. L. Howard   1907 - 1909
[Sources - Nos. 23, 24]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
Mine Name Operated By Years
Howard Coal Mine   D. L. Howard   1934 - 1935
[Sources - Nos. 49, 50]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - St. Augustine
Mine Name Operated By Years
Howard Coal Mine   G. W. Howard   1934
[Source - No. 49]
Mine Name Operated By Years
Nemrick Coal Mine   Cyrus Nemrick   1938
Howard Coal Mine   G. W. Howard   1940 - 1941
[Source - No. 53, 55, 56]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
Mine Name Operated By Years
Howard Coal Mine   Charles Howard   1936
Howard Coal Mine   Howard Coal Mine   1937 - 1947
[Sources - Nos. 50 through 62]

Howland Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
Mine Name Operated By Years
Howland Coal Mine   A. B. Howland   1928
[Source - No. 43]

Hoy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Prairie City
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hoy Coal Mine   R. J. Hoy   1889 - 1890
[Source - No. 7]

Hubbard Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 32 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
18855 A Drift Mine at a depth of 18 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hubbard Coal Mine   Thomas Hubbard   prior to 1882 - 1890
[Sources - Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]
1885 Coal Report5 - Monmouth - Hubbard's shaft is finished and he is now operating a drift.

Hughes Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - St. Augustine
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hughes Coal Mine   Jack Hughes   1938
[Source - No. 53]

Johnson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 62 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Johnson & Gilroy Coal Mine   Johnson & Gilroy   1882 - 1883
Johnson Coal Mine   William Johnson   1883 - 1884
[Sources - Nos. 3, 4]

Kidd Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 2¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kidd Coal Mine   J. G. Kidd   1898 - 1903
[Sources - Nos. 14, 16, 17, 18]

Lammerts Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 74 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lammerts Coal Mine   L. K. Lammerts   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 6]

Lee Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Slope Mine at a depth of 5 feet to 50 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lee Coal Mine   Thomas Lee, Sr.   prior to 1882 - 1893
Lee Coal Mine   Thomas Lee, Sr.   1894 - 1895
[Sources - Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown / Swan Creek / Monmouth
189611 A Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
189712 A Slope Mine at a depth of 30 with a coal seam of 2¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lee Coal Mine   Thomas Lee, Jr.   1889 - 1906
Lee Coal Mine   John G. Lee   1906 - 1918
[Sources - Nos. 7 through 33]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lee Coal Mine   John G. Lee   1938
[Source - No. 53]

Lee & Miller Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Swan Creek
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 8 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lee & Miller Coal Mine   Lee & Miller   1911 - 1912
[Source - No. 27]

Lewis Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lewis Coal Mine   J. C. Lewis   1902 - 1904
[Sources - Nos. 18, 19]

Lieurance Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville / Youngstown
A Slope Mine at a depth of 12 feet to 20 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lieurance Coal Mine   Bird Lieurance   1903 - 1906
[Sources - Nos. 19, 20, 21]

Little Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 22 feet to 45 feet with a coal seam of 2¼ feet to 2½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Little Coal Mine   John Little   1893 - 1895
Little Coal Mine   Harry Little   1895 - 1896
Little Coal Mine   G. H. Little   1898 - 1901
[Sources - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16]

Love Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Good Hope
Mine Name Operated By Years
Love Coal Mine   G. C. Love   1927
[Source - No. 42]

Lyen Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Kirkwood
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 25 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lyen Coal Mine   Henry H. Lyen   1884 - 1887
[Sources - Nos. 5, 6]
1885 Coal Report5 - Kirkwood - The shaft, located 4 miles south of this place, was closed early in the spring of 1884, and was not opened again till January, 1885. It has since been abandoned and a new shaft sunk. Cages will be put in the new shift, something unknown heretofore, at this point.

Mace Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 2¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Mace Coal Mine   R. Mace   1897 - 1898
[Source - No. 13]

Manuel Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet to 2 feet 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Manuel Coal Mine   Alfred Manuel   1912 - 1914
Manuel Coal Mine   Alfred E. Manuel   1918 - 1933
Manuel Coal Mine   Alfred E. Manuel & Son   1934
Manuel Coal Mine   Alfred E. Manuel   1935
[Sources - Nos. 27, 28 29, 30, 34 through 44, 47, 49, 50]
1913 28 New Mine - Alford Manuel, Youngstown.
1915 30 Abandoned Mines. - Alfred Manuel.
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
Mine Name Operated By Years
Manuel Coal Mine No. 2   A. E. Manuel & Son   1936 - 1937
Manuel Coal Mine No. 2   Manuel Brothers   1938 - 1939
Manuel Coal Mine No. 3   Manuel Brothers   1940
[Sources - Nos. 51, 52, 53, 54, 55]

McCartney Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 70 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
McCartney Coal Mine   Charles F. McCartney   1895 - 1902
[Sources - Nos. 11 through 17]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Gerlaw
Mine Name Operated By Years
McCartney Coal Mine   M. J. McCartney   1923- 1925
[Sources - Nos. 39, 40]

McKahan Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
Mine Name Operated By Years
McKahan Coal Mine   Ada McKahan   1925
[Source - No. 40]

Menifield Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Menifield Coal Mine   George Menifield   1906 - 1907
[Source - No. 22]

Moler Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Kirkwood
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 25 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Moler Coal Mine   William S. Moler   1883 - 1887
[Sources - Nos. 4, 6]

Monmouth Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 92 feet to 142 feet with a coal seam of 2¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Monmouth Coal Mine   Monmouth Mining & Manufacturing Company   prior to 1882 - 1883
[Source - No. 3]

Moulton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
Mine Name Operated By Years
Moulton Coal Mine   John Moulton   1889 - 1893
[Sources - Nos. 7, 8]

Mullen Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Mullen Coal Mine   Lee Mullen   1906 - 1907
[Source - No. 22]

Ninaker Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Slope Mine at a depth of 12 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ninaker Coal Mine   Frederick "Fred" Ninaker   1892 - 1896
[Sources - Nos. 8, 9, 10, 11]

Packard Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 33 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
18855 A Slope Mine at a depth of 25 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Packard Coal Mine   Dan B. Packard   prior to 1882 - 1884
Packard Coal Mine   William Packard   1884 - 1893
[Sources - Nos. 3, 4, 6, 8]
1885 Coal Report5 - Monmouth - The shaft, 5 to 6 miles east of Monmouth, operated by Packard has been abandoned, and a slope opened.

Packard & Little Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
Mine Name Operated By Years
Packard & Little Coal Mine   Packard & Little   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 7]

Palmer Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 56 feet to 70 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Palmer Coal Mine   S. W. Palmer & Company   1904 - 1905
Maple City Coal Mine   Maple City Coal Company   1905 - 1906
Palmer Coal Mine   A. W. Palmer   1908 - 1909
[Source - No. 20, 21, 24]

Pointer Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Abingdon
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pointer Coal Mine   L. V. (N.) Pointer   1922 - 1924
[Sources - Nos. 38, 39]

Rabbit Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - St. Augustine
190520 A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 2 feet 8 inches in thickness.
190621 A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Yeoman Coal Mine   T. P. Yeoman   1904 - 1905
Goff & Wilson Coal Mine   Goff & Wilson   1905 - 1906
Loyd Coal Mine   John Loyd   1906 - 1907
Rabbit Coal Mine   H. E. Rabbit   1908 - 1909
[Sources - Nos. 20, 21, 22, 24]

Redmond & Murphy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 55 feet with a coal seam of 2¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Redmond & Murphy Coal Mine   Redmond & Murphy
Murphy & Redmond
  1897 - 1904
[Sources - Nos. 13 through 19]

Richter Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 21 feet with a coal seam of 1 foot 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Richter Coal Mine   Joseph Richter   1893 - 1895
[Sources - Nos. 9, 10]

Robinson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth / Avon
A Slope Mine at a depth of 5 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
18833 Two listings with same description.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Robinson Coal Mine   John Robinson   prior to 1882 - 1883
Robinson Coal Mine   John Robinson   1889 - 1890
[Sources - Nos. 3, 7]

Rogers Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Drift Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rogers Coal Mine   John Rogers   1883 - 1885
[Sources - Nos. 4, 5]

Rohr Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
A Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
18876 A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Miller Coal Mine   W. L. Miller   prior to 1882 - 1885
Rohr Coal Mine   J. A. Rohr   1886 - 1887
[Sources - Nos. 3, 4, 5]
1885 Coal Report5 - Alexis - The drift lately operated by W. L. Miller has changed hands.The old drift is finished, and a new one will be put in for the fall and winter trade.
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis / Gerlaw
A Slope Mine at a depth of 5 feet to 38 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
18855 A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet to with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
18876 A Shaft Mine at a depth of 45 feet to with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cook Coal Mine   William H. Cook   prior to 1882 - 1897
Cook & Gilmore Coal Mine   Cook & Gilmore   1897 - 1899
Cook & Rohr Coal Mine   Cook & Rohr   1899 - 1901
Rohr Coal Mine   H. J. Rohr   1901 - 1903
Cook & Rohr Coal Mine   Cook & Rohr   1901 - 1906
Rohr Coal Mine   H. J. Rohr   1906 - 1918
Rohr Coal Mine   Rohr Brothers   1918 - 1919
Rohr Coal Mine   Charles A. Rohr   1919 - 1920
Rohr Coal Mine   H. J. Rohr   1921 - 1924
[Sources - Nos. 3 through 35, 38, 39]
1885 Coal Report5 - Alexis - The drift operated by William Cook is nearly finished ; what little coal remains is below water level, and will require other means than those at present applied, to remove the water.

Romine Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Slope Mine at a depth of 5 feet to 50 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
18855 A Drift Mine at a depth of 18 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Romin Coal Mine   A. Romin   prior to 1882 - 1883
Romine Coal Mine   Alfred Romine   1884 - 1890
[Sources - Nos. 3, 5, 6, 7]
1883 Coal Report3 - Has been forbidden to work his two boys under 14 in the mine.
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
Mine Name Operated By Years
Romine Coal Mine   Will Romine   1922 - 1924
Romine Coal Mine   Romine Brothers   1934
[Sources - Nos. 38, 39, 49]

Ruhl Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet with a coal seam of 1 foot 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ruhl Coal Mine   William D. Ruhl   1904 - 1910
[Sources - Nos. 20 through 25]

Russell Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 32 feet with a coal seam of 1 foot 10 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Russell Coal Mine   J. B. Russell   1904 - 1905
[Source - No. 20]

Selkirk Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Drift Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet in thickness.
189611 A Shaft Mine at a depth of 53 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
190011 A Shaft Mine at a depth of 70 feet with a coal seam of 2¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Selkirk Coal Mine   John Selkirk
Owned by John Young
  1883 - 1884
Selkirk Coal Mine   John Selkirk
Owned by John Young
  1885
Young Coal Mine   John Young   1886 - 1887
Selkirk Coal Mine   John Selkirk   1889 - 1890
Selkirk Coal Mine   John Selkirk   1893 - 1894
Selkirk & Gilroy Coal Mine   Selkirk & Gilroy   1894 - 1895
Selkirk Coal Mine   John Selkirk   1895 - 1906
[Sources - Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 through 21]
1885 Coal Report5 - Monmouth - The drift mine, 4½ miles northeast of Monmouth, owned by John Young and operated by John Selkirk, during the winter of 1883 has been abandoned, and a new drift opened, and an air and escape shaft added.

Sharp Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sharp Coal Mine   Harry Sharp   1923 - 1924
[Source - No. 39]

Shellenberger Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Gerlaw
Mine Name Operated By Years
Shellenberger Coal Mine   Frank Shellenberger   1922 - 1924
[Sources - Nos. 38, 39]

Simcox Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Alexis
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet to 60 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Simcock Coal Mine   John Simcock   prior to 1882 - 1905
Simcox Coal Mine   Simcox Brothers   1905 - 1914
Simcox Coal Mine   Charles Simcox   1914- 1915
[Sources - Nos. 3 through 31]
1883 Coal Report3 - Finest bank in county, and in best condition.
1885 Coal Report5 - Alexis - The mine at this place, owned and operated by John Simcock, continues to be the leading mine in the county, and is in excellent condition in regard to ventilation, drainage and general management.
1915 30 Change of Name - Simcox Bros. to Charles Simcox.
1916 31 Abandoned Mines. - Charles Simcox, Alexis.

Simpson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
18833 - Roseville - A Drift Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
18844 - Swan Creek - A Slope Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Simpson Coal Mine   Joseph Simpson   prior to 1882 - 1896
Simpson Coal Mine   Joseph Simpson   1897 - 1903
Simpson Coal Mine   Joseph Simpson   1905 - 1909
Simpson Coal Mine   Joseph Simpson   1910- 1911
[Sources - Nos. 3 through 11, 13 through 18, 21 through 24, 26]

Singleton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet with a coal seam of 1 foot 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Singleton Coal Mine   Amos Singleton   1902 - 1903
Singleton Coal Mine (at Roseville)   Amos Singleton   1923 - 1924
[Source - No. 39]

Smith Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
Mine Name Operated By Years
Smith Coal Mine   Henry Smith   1889 - 1893
[Sources - Nos. 7, 8]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Drift Mine at a depth of 35 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 2 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Smith Coal Mine   Lafayette Smith   1895 - 1896
Smith Coal Mine   Lafe Smith   1897 - 1899
Smith Coal Mine   Thomas Smith   1899 - 1903
[Sources - Nos. 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18]

Sprinkle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sprinkle Coal Mine   E. J. Sprinkle & Son   1910 - 1912
[Sources - Nos. 26, 27]

Steinaker Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Drift Mine at a depth of 25 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Steinaker Coal Mine   Fred Steinaker   1895 - 1896
[Source - No. 11]

Stewart Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Slope Mine at a depth of 26 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stewart Coal Mine   O. H. Stewart   1884 - 1887
[Sources - Nos. 5, 6]
1885 Coal Report5 - Youngstown - A new slope opened by 0. H. Stewart. Stewart has added an escapement to his slope.

Stuart & Justice Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Abingdon
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stuart & Justice Coal Mine   Stuart & Justice   1923 - 1924
[Source - No. 39]

Swan Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 26 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Swan Coal Mine   Thomas Swan   prior to 1882 - 1890
[Sources - Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]
1885 Coal Report5 - Monmouth - Thomas Swan has improved his mine by adding cages to his outfit during the year.

Tanney Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon
A Drift Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 4 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tanney Coal Mine   P. H. Tanney   1895 - 1897
[Sources - Nos. 11, 12]

Taylor Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 67 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kennedy Coal Mine   F. R. Kennedy   1907 - 1912
Taylor Coal Mine   Taylor Brothers   1912 - 1913
[Sources - Nos. 23 through 29]
1913 28 Change of Name - F. R. Kennedy to Taylor Bros.
1914 29 Abandoned Mine - Taylor Bros., Monmouth.
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
Mine Name Operated By Years
Taylor Coal Mine   John, Roy, & Clinton Taylor   1934
Taylor Coal Mine   Taylor Brothers   1938
Taylor Coal Mine   Taylor Brothers   1940 - 1942
[Sources - Nos. 49, 53, 55, 56, 57]

Taylor & Workman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Avon / Monmouth
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Chatterton Coal Mine   Henry Chatterton   1899 - 1901
Chatterton Coal Mine   H. L. Chatterton   1909 - 1912
Taylor & Workman Coal Mine   Taylor & Workman   1913 - 1914
[Sources - Nos. 15, 16, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29]
1913 28 Change of Name - H. Chatterton to Taylor & Workman.
1914 29 Abandoned Mine - Taylor & Workman, Monmouth.

Thomas Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 1 foot 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Thomas Coal Mine   William R. Thomas   1893 - 1897
[Sources - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12]

Tracy & Miller Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown / Roseville
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 23 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
189813 A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 2¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lieurance Coal Mine   Bird Lieurance   1889 - 1890
Liewrance Coal Mine   B. Liewrance   1893 - 1895
Bird & Lievrance Coal Mine   Bird & Lievrance   1895 - 1896
Lewrance Coal Mine   B. Lewrance   1897 - 1898
Lurance & Miller Coal Mine   Lurance & Miller   1899 - 1900
Lieurance & Miller Coal Mine   Lieurance & Miller   1900 - 1901
Miller Coal Mine   Charles H. Miller   1901 - 1903
Tracey & Miller Coal Mine   Tracey & Miller   1903 - 1904
Miller Coal Mine   C. G. Miller & Company   1904 - 1905
Tracy & Miller Coal Mine   Tracy & Miller   1905 - 1906
Tracy & Miller Coal Mine   Tracy & Miller   1907 - 1908
[Sources - Nos. 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16 through 21, 23]

Trayner Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Gerlaw
Mine Name Operated By Years
Trayner Coal Mine   Joe Trayner   1935
[Sources - No. 50]

Van Winkle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 24 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Van Winkle Coal Mine   John Van Winkle   1892 - 1893
[Source - No. 8]
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1898 Coal Report13 - New Mines - George VanWinkle, of Avon, has sunk a shaft down to the No. 1 seam. It is located at his brickyard, and is intended to furnish coal for making brick and also for the local trade. The seam is about 30 inches thick and about 40 feet below the surface.

Von Ach Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Von Ach Coal Mine   August "Gus" Von Ach   1909 - 1912
[Sources - Nos. 25, 26, 27, 28]
1913 28 Abandoned Mine - Gus Von Ach, Roseville.

Wallace Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Drift Mine at a depth of 25 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wallace Coal Mine   Horace Wallace   1883 - 1885
[Sources - Nos. 4, 5]
1885 Coal Report5 - Youngstown - Horace Wallace has added a second opening to his drift.

Wallingford Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 27 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wallingford Coal Mine   William Wallingford   1884 - 1885
[Source - No. 5]
1885 Coal Report5 - Youngstown - A new shaft has been sunk by William Wallingford, 27 feet deep.
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wallingford Coal Mine   Scott W. Wallingford   1918 - 1924
Wallingford Coal Mine   S. W. Wallingford   1934 - 1936
[Sources - Nos. 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 49, 50, 51]

Watts Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Swan Creek
A Slope Mine at a depth of 50 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Watts Coal Mine   Samuel Watts   1884 - 1885
[Source - No. 5]

Wearmouth Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Drift Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 50 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wearmouth Coal Mine   Thomas Wearmouth   prior to 1882 - 1903
[Sources - Nos. 3 through 18]

Welch Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Welch Coal Mine   Thomas A. Welch   1903 - 1905
[Sources - Nos. 18, 19]

Welsh Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Drift Mine at a depth of 5 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Welch Coal Mine   Andrew Welch   prior to 1882 - 1883
Welch Coal Mine   Andrew Welch   1889 - 1890
Walsh Coal Mine   Andrew Walsh   1892 - 1895
Walsh Coal Mine   A. Y. Welsh   1895 - 1896
[Sources - Nos. 3, 7, 8 , 9 10, 11]
1883 Coal Report3 - About worked out.

White Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Slope / Drift Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
White Coal Mine   Joseph V. White   prior to 1882 - 1897
[Sources - Nos. 3 through 12]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 21 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
White Coal Mine   Samuel White   1894 - 1898
White Coal Mine   Sam White   1899 - 1901
[Sources - Nos. 10,, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16]

Willard Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
Mine Name Operated By Years
Willard Coal Mine   John Willard   1901 - 1902
[Sources - Nos. 17]

Williams Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
Mine Name Operated By Years
Williams Coal Mine   George Williams   1920 - 1923
[Sources - Nos. 36, 38]

Wilson Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville / Youngstown
A Drift Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
189813 - Swan Creek - A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 2¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilson Coal Mine   Joseph Wilson   prior to 1882 - 1895
Wilson Coal Mine   Joseph Wilson   1897 - 1900
[Sources - Nos. 3 through 10, 13, 14, 15]
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The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Youngstown
A Drift Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
18855 A Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilson Coal Mine   Robinson Wilson   1883 - 1887
[Sources - Nos. 4, 5, 6]
1885 Coal Report5 - Youngstown - Robinson Wilson has finished his old slope and opened a new one.

Wolfer Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Monmouth
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 2½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wolfer Coal Mine   Andrew Wolfer   1892 - 1893
Wolfer Coal Mine   Andrew Wolfer   1894 - 1895
[Sources - Nos. 8, 10]

Woodward Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Roseville
A Drift Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 2¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Woodward Coal Mine   H. Woodward   1896 - 1897
[Source - No. 12]

Zinn Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Warren County - Swan Creek
Mine Name Operated By Years
Zinn Coal Mine   John Zinn   1889 - 1890
[Source - No. 7]

Knox County, Illinois
Coal Mine Fatalities

Spelling of names is as they are reported in the State of Illinois records.
JUSTUS
January 28, 192439, Daniel Justus, of Abingdon, miner, age 54 years, married was killed by a fall of rock in Stewart & Justus's coal mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
ROACH
June 7, 190621. John Roach, of Alexis, miner, aged 55 years, married, was severely injured by coal flying from a premature blast in Cook & Rohrs' local mine, located near Alexis, Warren county. Deceased was working in partnership with his son, a young man about 17 years of age, and according to the son's statement, they had prepared a blast, tamped the hole, and his father had some difficulty in igniting the match to the squib. He had tried to do so two or three times and failed. He held his lamp under the match when the blast suddenly exploded. The loose coal, flying therefrom, struck him on the left side, breaking his thigh and injuring him internally. He died from the injuries received twelve hours later. Deceased and two other miners were all that were employed in the mine. He leaves a widow and six minor children, three of whom, however, can scarcely be classed as dependents.
 

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

2 The Past and Present of Warren County, Illinois
                H. F. Kett & Co., Cor. 5th Ave. and Washington St., Chicago; 1877

3 Statistics of Coal Production in Illinois, 1883,
                A Supplemental Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics,
                by John S Lord, Secretary; Springfield, ILL: H. W. Rokker, Printer and Binder; 1883

4 Third Biennial Report, Bureau of Labor Statistics of Illinois, 1884
                Springfield, ILL; H. W. Roker, State Printer and Binder, 1884

5 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1885
                A Supplemental Report; State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Reports of Mine Inspectors; For the Year Ended July1, 1885
                Springfield, ILL; H. W. Roker, State Printer and Binder, 1885

6 Statistics of Coal in Illinois, 1887
                A Supplemental Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1887

7 Sixth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of Illinois, 1890
                Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1891

8 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1893
                Twelveth Annual Report - Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1894

9 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1894
                Thirteenth Annual Report - Springfield, ILL.; Ed. F. Hartman, State Printer, 1895

10 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1895
                Fourteenth Annual Report;    Springfield, ILL.; ED. F. Hartman, State Printer, 1896

11 Fifteenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1896
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1897

12 Sixteenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1897
                Coal in Illinois - Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1898

13 Seventeenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1898
                Coal in Illinois;    Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1899

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

15 Nineteenth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1900,
                also the Second Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1900, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1901

16 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

17 Twenty-first Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1902
                also the Fourth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1902, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1903

18 Twenty-Second Annual Coal Report, Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1903
                Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1904

19 Twenty-third Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1904,
                also the Sixth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1904, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1905

20 Twenty-Fourth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1905,
                also the Seventh Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1905, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1906

21 Twenty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1906,
                also the Eighth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1906, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1907

22 Twenty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1907,
                also the Ninth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1907, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1908

23 Twenty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1908
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1909

24 Twenty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1909
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1910

25 Twenty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1910
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1911

26 Thirtieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1911
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1912

27 Thirty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1912
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1913

28 Thirty-Second Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1913
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1914

29 Thirty-Third Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1914
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1914

30 Thirty-Fourth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1915
                State Mining Board -- Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers, 1915

31 Thirty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1916
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1916

32 Twenty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1917
                Department of Mines and Minerals; Year Ended June 30, 1917
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois; Springfield: Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1917

33 Thirty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1918
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1918

34 Thirty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1919
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1919

35 Thirty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1920
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1920

36 Fortieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1921
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Phillips Bros. Print, Springfield, Illinois; 1921

37 Forty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1922
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1922

38 Forty-Second Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1923
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1923

39 Forty-Third Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1924
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1924

40 Forty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1925
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois State Journal Co., Springfield, Illinois., 1926

41 Forty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1926
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1927

42 Forty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1927
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1928

43 Forty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1928
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1929

44 Forty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1929
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Journal Printing Co., Springfield, ILL., 1930

45 Forty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1930
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1931

46 Fiftieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1931
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1932

47 Fifty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1932
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Journal Printing Co., Springfield, ILL., 1933

48 Fifty-Second Coal Report of Illinois, 1933
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

57 Sixty First Coal Report of Illinois, 1942
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

58 Sixty Second Coal Report of Illinois, 1943
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

59 Sixty Third Coal Report of Illinois, 1944
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

60Sixty Fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1945
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

61 Sixty Fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1946
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

62 Sixty Sixth Coal Report of Illinois, 1947
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

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