Raleigh County Coal Mines
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 37° 47.081 W 081° 11.790
17S E 482697 N 4181943
Quick Description: Located at the demonstration coal mine.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2010 12:14:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM96B7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:
The county's first mine opened at Royal on the New River in 1891. The beckley Exchibition Mine, once an actual operating mine, and dozens of others throughout Raleigh County produced 792,055,155 tons of bituminous coal in the first century of the county's coal industry, 1891-1991. Employment at the county mines ran as high as 14,226 annually.

Raleigh County Historical Society, West Virginia Division of Culture and History
Marker Title: Raleigh County Coal Mines

Marker Location: Beckley Excibition Mine

County or Independent City: Raleish County

Marker Program Sponsor: Raleigh County Historical Society, West Virginia Division of Culture and History

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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