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Coal Mines of Indiana Co., PA MAIN INDEX

Indiana County Pennsylvania
Coal Mines
Index W

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

Index to the Coal Mines and Coal Companies which mined the Bituminous Coal seams of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Sept. 19, 2010

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Indiana 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:
The Coal & Coke Heritage Center,
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PA Rt. 119, P.O. Box 519, Uniontown, PA 15401


W. H. Bicknell Company, Rochester Mills, PA
See: Savan No. 2 Mine, Rochester Mills, Indiana Co., PA
See also: Bicknell Company, Rochester Mills, PA

Waddle's Country Bank Mine (ca.1879-  ?  ), located one third of a mile north-east from Kelly's Station, Western Pennsylvania Railroad., Kelly's Station, Indiana Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1879-  ?  ), S. Waddle

Walker's Country Bank Mine (ca.1879-  ?  ), located three miles north-west of Gettysburgh, Indiana Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1879-  ?  ), D. Walker

Wallace School, West Wheatfield Twp., Indiana Co., PA
See:

Wallopsburg, South Mahoning Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[Located on the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad, just southwest of Plumville.]
[Wallopsburg is now called Beyers.]
See:

Wandin, Green Twp., Indiana Co., PA z
[Located on the Cherry Tree & Dixonville Railroad junction with the Possum Glory Branch of the Cherrytree & Dixonville Railroad.]
See:

Wandin Junction, Green Twp. / Cherryhill Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[Junction point of the  Cherry Tree & Dixonville Railroad and the Possum Glory Branch.]
See:

Waterman, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[A Coal Company Patch town in Center Twp., Indiana Co., Pennsylvania, built ca.1913, by the Brush Creek Mining Company, a subsidiary of the Rochester & Pittsburg Coal & Iron Company.]
[Located on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railroad, Tearing Run Branch.]
[Waterman was named for Lucius Waterman Robinson, President of Rochester & Pittsburg Coal & Iron Company.]
See: Waterman No. 1 Mine, Waterman, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
        Waterman No. 2 Mine, Waterman, Tide, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Waterman No. 1 Mine (ca.1913-1952), located on the Tearing Run Branch of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railroad, on Tearing Run, Waterman, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[Located on the U.S.G.S. 7 1/2 min. Indiana, PA quad map.]
[UTM: 17 E.658700 - N.4487350]
Owners: (ca.1913-1952), Brush Creek Mining Company, Indiana, PA
                                        [A subsidiary of Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal & Iron Company.]
Web sites on the Waterman No. 1 Mine, Waterman, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA:
    History of the Waterman Mines, Waterman, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Waterman No. 1 Mine, Waterman, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Waterman No. 2 Mine (ca.1913 ?-1954), located on the Yellow Creek Branch of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railroad, on Yellow Creek, Tide, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[Waterman No. 2 Mine was closed and permanently abandoned on April 12, 1954.]
Owners: (ca.1913-1954), Brush Creek Mining Company, Indiana, PA
                                        [A subsidiary of Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal & Iron Company.]
Web sites on the Waterman No. 2 Mine, Tide, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA:
    History of the Waterman Mines, Waterman, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Waterman No. 2 Mine, Tide, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Watson Coal Company, Blairsville, PA
See: Watson Mine, near Saltsburg, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA  
        Watson No. 1 Mine, near Saltsburg, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA 

Watson Coal Company, Saltsburg, PA
See: Watson Mine, near Saltsburg, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA  
        Watson No. 1 Mine, near Saltsburg, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA 

Watson Mine (ca.1920- ? ), located near Saltsburg, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1920- ? ), Watson Coal Company, Saltsburg, PA
Web sites on the Watson Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA:
    History of the Mitchell-Watson Mines, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Mitchell-Watson No. 3 Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Watson No. 1 Mine (ca.1920-  ?  ), located near Saltsburg, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1920-  ?  ), Watson Coal Company, Saltsburg, PA
Web sites on the Watson Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA:
    History of the Mitchell-Watson Mines, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Mitchell-Watson No. 3 Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Wehrum, Buffington Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[A Coal Company Patch town in Buffington Twp., Indiana Co., Pennsylvania.]
[The town of Wehrum has almost totally disappeared and is now a Ghost Town.]
[Wehrum is located along the Ghost Town Trail, Indiana & Cambria Cos., PA, a rails-to-trails trail along Blacklick Creek.]
See: Lackawanna Coal & Coke Company, Wehrum, PA
       Lackawanna No. 4 Mine, Wehrum, Buffington Twp., Indiana Co., PA
See also: Lackawanna No. 3 Mine, Lackawanna No. 3, Buffington Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Wehrum Supply Company,
[Coal Company Stores.]
Wehrum Supply Company Store, Wehrum, Indiana Co., PA

Weimer, Cherryhill Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[A coal company patch town in Cherryhill Twp., Indiana County, Pennsylvania.]
See:

Wells, South Mahoning Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[Located on the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad, north of Plumville.]
See:

Werder Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA
[Mines were on Baldwin Run, near New Florence.]
See:

West Lebanon, Young Twp., Indiana Co., PA
See:

Westmoreland Mining Company,
See: Bells Mill Mine, Blacklick Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Wharton Coal & Coke Company, New Jersey
See: Wharton Mine, Coral, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
        Wharton No. 1 Mine & Coke Works, Coral, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Wharton Company, New Jersey
See: Wharton Mine, Coral, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
See also: Joseph Wharton Company, New Jersey

Wharton Mine (ca.1904 - ), located on the Indiana Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Coral, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1904-  ?  ), Joseph Wharton Company, New Jersey
              (ca.1905-  ?  ), Joseph Wharton Company, New Jersey
              (ca.1913-  ?  ), Wharton Coal & Coke Company, New Jersey
Web sites on the Wharton Mine, Coral, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA:
    History of the Wharton Mine, Coral, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Wharton Mine, Coral, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Wharton No. 1 Mine  & Coke Works
(Potter Mine & Coke Works)
(Coral Mine & Coke Works)
(ca.1912-1939), located on the Indiana Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Coral, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[Name changed to Potter Mine, after Oct. 1, 1916.]
Owners: (ca.19 ? -   ?  ), Wharton Coal & Coke Company, New Jersey
              (ca.   ?  -1939), Coral Coal Company,
Web sites on the Wharton No. 1 Mine & Coke Works, Coral, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA:
    History of the Wharton No. 1 Mine & Coke Works, Coral, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Wharton No. 1 Mine & Coke Works, Coral, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Wheatfield, East Wheatfield Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[Located on Blacklick Creek and on the Cambria & Indiana Railroad.]
See:

Whiskey Run, Young Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[A Coal Company Patch town in Young Twp., Indiana Co., Pennsylvania.]
[Located on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railway, Ridge Branch.]
[The coal mining patch town of Whiskey Run is now a coal mining ghosttown, with only a road sign noting Whiskey Run Road.  The Whiskey Run town area has been stripped mined out.]
See: Iselin No. 3 Mine, Whiskey Run, Young Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Whiskey Run Mine
(Iselin No. 3 Mine)
, located on the Whiskey Run Spur of the Ridge Branch of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railway, at Whiskey Run, Young Twp., Indiana Co., PA
See: Iselin No. 3 Mine, Whiskey Run, Young Twp., Indiana Co., PA

White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[A Coal Company Patch town in Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., Pennsylvania.]
[The town was located on the Conemaugh River, and the Pennsylvania Railroad, northeast of Saltsburg, PA.]
See: Mitchell - Watson Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
       Mitchell - Watson No. 1 Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
       Mitchell - Watson No. 2 Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
       Mitchell - Watson No. 3 Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
       Watson Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
       Watson No. 1 Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA

White Station, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[Located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Conemaugh Division, northeast of Saltsburg, PA.]
See: Mitchell - Watson Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
       Mitchell - Watson No. 1 Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
       Mitchell - Watson No. 2 Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
       Mitchell - Watson No. 3 Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
       Watson Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA
       Watson No. 1 Mine, White, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Widdowson Coal Mining Company, Altoona, PA
See: Widdowson No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA

Widdowson No. 1 Mine (ca.1920-  ?  ), located in Indiana Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1920-  ?  ), Widdowson Coal Mining Company, Altoona, PA

Widdowson Sons Coal Company, Clymer, PA
See: Charley-Frank No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA
See also: Ed. Widdowson Sons Coal Company, Clymer, PA

Wilgus, Montgomery Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[A coal company patch town in Montgomery Twp., Indiana County, Pennsylvania.]
See:

Willet, Washington Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[Located on the south branch of Plum Creek.]
See:

Williams & Binder Company, Heilwood, PA
See:  Grismore No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA

William Penn Mine (ca. ?  ), a small mining operation, located south of the old William Penn Highway, U.S. Rt 22, near Ridge School, West Wheatfield Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[William Penn Mine worked the Lower Freeport Coal Seam.]
Owners:   (  ?  )

Willowbrook Coal Company,
See:  Josephine Mine, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA

Winkey Mine (ca.1913-  ?  ), located in Indiana Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1913-  ?  ), Glenwood Coal Company,

Woodland No. 5B Mine (ca.1920-  ?  ), located in Indiana Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1920-  ?  ), Deringer Mining Company, Spangler, PA

Woodlawn, Rayne Twp., Indiana Co., PA
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Wymer, Cherryhill Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[A little village, located about 7 miles from Clymer.]
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