Mine Index 2531   Taylor Williams Coal Company,   Clark City Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Kankakee unlocated
County: Kankakee
Quadrangle: Essex
County Coal Data: Kankakee
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No
For more information about Longwall Mining See: History of Longwall Coal Mining In Illinois

Mine Index Number: 2531

Company Name: Taylor Williams Coal Company
Mine Name: Clark City Mine
Start Date: 1882 End Date: 1889
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown:
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown: 160 Production indicates approximately 72 acres were mined.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft The shaft was 6 feet by 14½ feet, which was divided into two 6-foot compartments. The remaining 2½ feet were used as an air shaft. Kankakee 31N 9E 19 SW NE NW


For more information about Longwall Mining See: History of Longwall Coal Mining In Illinois
Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Colchester 74-95 2.87-3.0 LW (old longwall)

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Kankakee Coal Mining Company Clark CityThis mine may have also been known as the Fairbanks Mine. 1882-1884 30,500
Taylor Williams Coal Company Clark City 1884-1889 311,853
Total Production: 342,353

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Atlas of Kankakee County 1883 1:36206 1:36206 Secondary Source
Coal Section files, 5-e-16 Undated 1:12000 1:12000 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, mine type, seam, depth, thickness, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Kankakee County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Atlas of Kankakee County, published by J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1883, 170 pages - Shaft location.
Coal Section files, 5-e-16, map of Northern Mine (mine index 834) - Mine outline.
“Another Visit to the Coal Mines”, 1881, Chicago Tribune, in A Coal Field Collection - Mine name, shaft description, depth.

Mine Notes

Mine Images