Coke Ovens at Wilkeson, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member adh73
N 47° 06.121 W 122° 02.383
10T E 572866 N 5216948
Quick Description: The remains of a large coking operation in Wilkeson, Washington.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2009 6:12:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM6PMR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 8

Long Description:

These 26 ovens were built by the Wilkeson Coal & Coke Company to process the coal from their mines into more valuable coke. As many as 160 of these ovens were once in operation in Wilkeson. They are the beehive type oven, and were faced with the sandstone from the local quarry . This facing was later removed and used elsewhere. A local resident said that a man used to live in the ovens after they were no longer in production.

The ovens are overgrown now by vines and brush. They can be seen on the right from the road that passes by the Wilkeson school building. Look for the bleachers just past the school.

HistoryLink.org Article about Coking Ovens in Wilkeson

The Oregonian's 1894 Article about the Wilkeson Ovens

WA State Government Report on Wilkeson Mines and Ovens, 1905-1906

Local News Article about the Ovens and the Town Centenniel

Wikipedia Article about Wilkeson and its Ovens

Skagit Journal Article about Frank Wilkeson and the Town Named for Him

Type of Oven / Kiln: Coal / Coke

Status: Historical Site

Operating Dates: About 1894 to about 1937.

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

Additional Coordinate Description: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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