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Westmoreland County
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Coal Mine
Index V

to the Bituminous Coal Mines of
Westmoreland County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Index to the Coal Mines and Coal Companies
which mined the Bituminous Coal seams
of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian, Editor,
Ryan P. Washlaski, Technical Editor,

Updated June 3, 2010


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Westmoreland County Pennsylvania Coal Mines
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[This listing of coal mines and coal companies has been researched and complied from various sources by Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian: newspaper articles, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines Reports, county histories, township histories, Pennsylvania Geological Survey reports, topographical maps, personnal accounts of coal miners, etc., etc.]
Very few coal company employee records exist today.  Most Coal Company employee records have been lost or destroyed after the mines were closed. If you have mine records or know of the location of coal company employee records please let us know.

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Please donate any mine records, mine maps or copies of them, pictures of the mines, pictures of miners, stories about the miners, mine memorabilia, books on mining, or tax deductable monetary donations to:
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PA Rt. 119, P.O. Box 519, Uniontown, PA 15401


Valley Camp, New Kensington, Lower Burrell Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
[A coal company patch, near New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., PA]
[Located on the Allegheny Valley Railroad, latter it was the Allegheny Valley Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Allegheny River.]
See: Valley Camp Mine, Valley Camp, New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., PA

Valley Camp Coal Company, Cleveland, OH & Parnassus (New Kensington), PA
See:  Kinlock Mine No. 1, Shaft entry, Kinlock, Lower Burrell Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
         Kinlock Mine No. 2, Slope Entry, Kinlock, Lower Burrell Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
        Valley Camp Mine, Lower Burrell Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
        Valley Camp No. 1 Mine, New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., PA
        Valley Camp No. 3 Mine, Lower Burrell Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
See also: Valley Coal Company, Leechburg, PA

Valley Camp Mine (ca.1898-1930's), located on the Allegheny Valley Railroad, Allegheny Valley Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Valley Camp, New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1898-    ?   ), Kensington Brick Company, New Kensington, PA
              (ca.1910-1914), Valley Coal Company, Leechburg, PA
                                        Company Store:  George E. McFetridge Store
              (ca.1914-1930's), Valley Camp Coal Company, Cleveland, Ohio
                                           Company Store:  Valley Camp Stores Company
Web Sites on Valley Camp Mines, Valley Camp, New Kensington,  Westmoreland Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial, Valley Camp Mines, Valley Camp, New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., PA

Valley Camp No. 1 Mine (ca.1898-  ?  ), located on the Allegeheny Valley Railroad, Allegheny Valley Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Valley Camp, New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., PA.
[In the later years of operation this mine was connected to the Kinlock Mine, Kinlock, Lower Burrell, PA and the Boyd Mine via underground tunnels, closed with double doors.]
Owners: (ca.1898-  ?  ), Kensington Brick Company, New Kensington, PA
              (ca.1901-  ?  ), Kensington Brick Company, New Kensington, PA
              (ca.1919-  ?  ), Valley Camp Coal Company, Parnassus (New Kensington), PA
                                      Company Store:  Valley Camp Stores Company
Web Sites on Valley Camp Mines, Valley Camp, New Kensington,  Westmoreland Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial, Valley Camp Mines, Valley Camp, New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., PA

Valley Camp No. 3 Mine (ca.1921- ? ), located on the Allegheny Valley Railroad, Allegheny Valley Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, south of New Kensington, Parnassus, Lower Burrell Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
[Mined the Upper Freeport coal seam.]
Owners: (ca.1921-   ?   ), Valley Camp Coal Company, Parnassus (New Kensington), PA
                                        Company Store:  Valley Camp Stores Company
Web Sites on Valley Camp Mines, Valley Camp, New Kensington,  Westmoreland Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial, Valley Camp Mines, New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., PA

Valley Coal Company, Greensburg / Leechburg, PA
See:  Valley Camp Mine, Lower Burrel Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA 
         Valley Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA
See also: Valley Camp Coal Company, Cleveland, OH

Valley Coal Company, Leechburg, PA
See: Kilgore Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA
       Kinlock Mine No. 1, Shaft entry, Westmoreland Co., PA
       Valley Camp Mine, Lower Burrell Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA 
       Valley Mine, Allegheny Twp.,Westmoreland Co., PA

Valley Mine (ca.1903-   ?  ) exact location uncertain, on the West Penn Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, near the Kiskiminatas River, near Leechburg, Allegheny Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1903-   ?  ), Valley Coal Company, Leechburg, PA
              (ca.1905-   ?  ), Valley Coal Company, Leechburg, PA
              (ca.1917-   ?  ), Valley Coal Company, Leechburg, PA
Web sites on the Valley Mine, near Leechburg, Allegheny Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Valley Mine, near Leechburg, Allegheny Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA

Valley No. 2 Mine (ca.1912- ? 1923), a shaft mine, located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, south of Seward, St. Clair Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1912-  ?  ), Valley Smokeless Coal Company, Johnstown, PA
              (ca.1916-  ?   ), Nineveh Coal & Coke Company, Johnstown, PA
              (ca.1917-  ?   ), Nineveh Coal & Coke Company, Johnstown, PA
              (ca.1919-  ?   ), Nineveh Coal & Coke Company, Seward, PA
              (ca.1920-  ?   ), Nineveh Coal Company , Greensburg, PA
              (ca.   ?  -1923), Irwin Gas Coal Company, Irwin, PA
Web sites on the Valley No. 2 Mine, Seward, St. Clair Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Valley No. 2 Mine, Seward, St. Clair Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA

Valley Smokeless Coal Company, Johnstown, PA
[A subsidiary of J. Blair Kennerly Company, Philadelphia, PA, ca.1911.]
See: Valley Mine (Island Creek Mine No. 3), Riverside, Cambria Co., PA
        Valley No. 1 Mine, near Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA
        Valley No. 2 Mine, Seward, St. Clair Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
        Valley No. 4 Mine, near Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA
        Valley No. 5 Mine, near Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA
        Valley No. 6 Mine, near Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA

Van Meter, Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
[A Coal Company Patch Town in Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.]
[Located on the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad.]
[The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad bed is now a part of the Great Allegheny Passage rails-to-trails bike trail.]
See: Darr Mine, Van Meter, Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
       Banning No. 3 Mine, Van Meter, Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
       Van Meter Mine, Van Meter, Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA

Van Meter Mine (ca. 1917-  ?   ), located on the Youghiogheny Division of the Pittsburg & Lake Erie Railroad, near Van Meter, Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
[Van Meter Mine was  listed as a new mine ca.1917.]
[The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad bed is now a part of the Great Allegheny Passage rails-to-trails bike trail.]
Owners: (ca.1917-     ?     ), Rush Coal Company, Connellsville, PA
              (ca.1919-1920 ? ), Rush Coal Company, Scottdale, PA
Web sites on the Van Meter Mine, Van Meter, Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Van Meter Mine, Van Meter, Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA

Vandergrift Coal Company, New Kensington / Vandergrift, PA
See: Vandergrift Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA

Vandergrift Mine (ca.1906-  ? ), location uncertain, on the West Penn Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in the Saltsburg Area, Westmoreland Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1906-  ?  ), Vandergrift Coal Company, Vandergrift, PA
              (ca.1909-  ?  ), Vandergrift Coal Company, Vandergrift, PA
Web sites on the Vandergrift Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Vandergrift Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA

Veteran Coke Company, Greensburg, PA
See: Veteran Mine & Coke Works, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA

Veteran Mine & Coke Works (ca.1909-1918), a drift opening mine, located on the Hecla Branch of the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad, the Southwest Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Hecla (Southwest P.O.), on the road to Armburst, Uell, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
[Veteran Coke Works contained 80 bee-hive coke ovens ca.1910.]
[Veteran Mine was listed as abandoned ca.1917.]
Owners: (ca.1909-  ?  ), Veteran Coke Company, Greensburg, PA
              (ca.1917-  ?  ), Veteran Coke Company, Greensburg, PA 
              (ca.1918-   ? ), Mt. Pleasant Coke Company, 
Web Sites on the Veteran Mine, Hecla, Udell, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA:
     History of the Veteran Mine & Coke Works, Hecla, Udell, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
     Coal Miners Memorial, Veteran Mine & Coke Works, Hecla, Udell, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA

Victor Mine (ca.    ?  ), located on the Delmont Road, 1-1/2 miles north of Pennsylvania Railroad Station in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA
Owners: (ca.   ?   ),  Jeannette Ice Company, Jeannette, PA

Victor Mine (ca. ? -1926), located on a township road, 1/2 mile north of Belle Vernon, Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1926-  ?  ), Victoria Coal Company, Butler, PA

Victoria Coal Company, Butler, PA
See: Victor Mine, Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA

Virgie Mine & Coke Works (ca.1916-   ?  ), location uncertain, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Madison, Westmoeland Co.
[Virgie Coke Works contained 42 bee-hive coke ovens ca.1917.]
Owners: (ca.1916-   ?  ), Byrne Coal & Coke Company, Scottdale, PA
              (ca.1917-   ?  ), Byrne Coal & Coke Company, Scottdale, PA
Web sites on the Virgie Mine, Madison, Westmoreland Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Virgie Mine, Madison, Westmoreland Co., PA

Virgie No. 1 Mine (ca.   ?  ), location uncertain, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Madison, Westmoeland Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1916-  ?  ), Byrne Coal & Coke Company, Scottdale, PA
              (ca.1919-   ?  ), Byrne Coal & Coke Company, Scottdale, PA
Web sites on the Virgie No. 1 Mine, Madison, Westmoreland Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Virgie No. 1 Mine, Madison, Westmoreland Co., PA

Virgie No. 2 Mine (ca.1919-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1/4 mile south of Madison Station, Hempfield Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, at New Madison, Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1919-   ?  ), Byrne Coal & Coke Company, Scottdale, PA
Web sites on the Virgie No. 2 Mine, New Madison, Westmoreland Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Virgie No. 2 Mine, New Madison, Westmoreland Co., PA

Virginville Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA
See: Helen Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA

Vissat Mine (ca.1920-  ?  ), located at Cowansburg, Westmoreland Co., PA
[Vissat Mine was listed as a new mine ca.1920]
Owners: (ca.1920-  ?   ), Sewickley Coal Company, Irwin, PA
              (ca.1923-  ?   ), Sewickley Coal Company, Irwin, PA

Vogele Coal Company, Ligonier, PA
See: Vogele Mine, Ligonier Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA

Vogele Mine (ca.1917-1920 ? ), location uncertain, located on the Ligonier Valley Railroad, near Ligonier, Ligonier Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
[Vogele Mine was listed as a new mine ca.1917.]
Owners: (ca.1917-1920 ? ), Vogele Coal Company, Ligonier, PA
Web sites on the Vogele Mine, near Ligonier, Ligonier Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Vogele Mine, near Ligonier, Ligonier Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA

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