Mine Index 6808   Hawley Coal Company,   Hawley Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Tazewell unlocated
County: Tazewell
Quadrangle: Pekin
County Coal Data: Tazewell
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 6808

Company Name: Hawley Coal Company
Mine Name: Hawley Mine
Start Date: Pre 1873 End Date: 1896
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 6
Acres after map date: 42 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Tazewell 24N 5W 23 NE SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 75-85 4.0-4.5 RP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Norman C. Hawley Hawley pre-1873-1887 70,780Production and years of operation prior to July 1878 and July 1879 to June 1881 are unknown. The 1873 plat and atlas of Tazewell County showed Hawley’s mine, indicating that it was a substantial operation by 1873.
Pekin Coal and Mining Company Pekin 1887-1889 14,821
Newsam and Lowery Newsam and Lowery 1889-1890 5,798
Frank Lowery Lowery 1890-1892 25,518
William Randle Randle 1892-1894 24,258
Hawley Co-operative Coal Company Hawley 1894-1895 12,804
Hawley Coal Company Hawley 1895-1896 9,810
Total Production: 163,789

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Atlas Map of Tazewell County 1873 1:42240 1:42240 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 (Tazewell County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Andreas, A. T., 1873, Atlas Map of Tazewell County, Illinois: Davenport, Iowa, Andreas, Lyter & Co., 165p. - Mine location.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

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Map ID: Atlas Map of Tazewell County
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Map Date: 1873
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More Info: Tazewell 1873
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