Mine Index 3913   Okawville Coal Company,   Okawville Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Washington unlocated
County: Washington
Quadrangle: Okawville
County Coal Data: Washington
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 3913

Company Name: Okawville Coal Company
Mine Name: Okawville Mine
Start Date: 1884 End Date: 1906
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown:
Acres after map date: 6 General Area of mining acres shown: 24

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Washington 1S 4W 21 NE SW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 324 6.0 RPB

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Okawville Coal Company Okawville 1884-1885 200
White Smoke Coal Company White Smoke 1885-1889 8,400
F. W. Stricker Stricker 1889-1892 3,800
Gratendick and Lunte Gratendick and Lunte 1892-1893 1,600
Okawville White Smoke Coal Company White Smoke 1893-1900 Idle 1900 11,601
H. Waitland and Company Waitland 1900-1901 700
Ben Padget Padget 1901-1902 961
Okawville Coal Company Okawville 1902-1906 Idle 1904 and 1905 3,600
Total Production: 30,862

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Federal Land Bank Report 1-1936 1:63360 1:144823 Secondary source
Sanborn Map Company 3-1906 (text only) 1:24000 The shaft location was plotted on a 1:24000 USGS topographic map from the shaft location description and digitized. Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Washington County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Washington County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness.
Federal Land Bank Report (Washington County) - Shaft location, general area of mining.
Sanborn-Perris Fire Insurance Map Company (Okawville, Illinois) - General shaft location.

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