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Coal Mines of Jefferson Co., PA MAIN INDEX

Jefferson County Pennsylvania
Coal Mines
Index B

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

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Aug. 26, 2010

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Jefferson County Pennsylvania - Coal Mines
INDEX  B
[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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Ballentine Country Bank Mine (ca.1897-  ?  ), located near Content, Jefferson Co., PA
[Small local trade mine operated to supply house coal to the local area.]
Owners: (ca.1897-  ?  ), A. J. & W. H. Ballentine

Barnes, Knox Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[Located on the Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad.]
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Barton Chapel, Oliver Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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Battle Hollow, McCalmont Twp., Jeferson Co., PA
[Located on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railway.]
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Battle Hollow School, McCalmont Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[Located on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railway]
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Baum School, Pine Creek Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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Baxter, Clover Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[Located on the Low Grade Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad.]
See: Geo. Winters Country Bank Mine, Baxter, PA
        Jno. Brosins Country Bank Mine, Baxter, PA

Beach Country Bank Mine (ca.1887-  ?  ), located in Eldred Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1887-  ?  ), John Beach.

Bear Run Coal Company, Punxsutawney, PA
See: Bear Run No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA

Beech Hollow School, Knox Twp., Jefferson Co, PA
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Beechton, Snyder Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[Located on the Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad.]
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Beechton Mine (ca.1917-  ?  ), located on the Pittsburgh & Shawmut Railroad, near Westville, Jefferson Co., PA.
Owners: (ca.1917-  ?  ), McConnell Coal Company, DuBois, PA
Web sites on the Beechton Mine, Westville, Jefferson Co., PA:
   Coal Miners Memorial Beechton Mine, Westville, Jefferson Co., PA

Beechtree, Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[A coal company patch town in Washington Twp., Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.]
[Located on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railway near Coal Glen.]
See: Beechtree Mine, Beechtree Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
       Beechtree No. 2 Mine, Beechtree, Washington twp., Jefferson Co., PA

Beechtree Mine (ca.1882-  ?  ), located on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railway, Beechtree, Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[The Beechtree Mines of the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal and Iron Company are located in Washington township, on the line of the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad. The company own about 4,000 acres of coal land, and commenced operations in January, 1882. The daily capacity of the mines is now (July, 1887) 1,000 tons of coal; but this will soon be increased to 1,500 tons, or more.
The vein operated is over four feet, and the coal is first-class steam coal. The company at Beechtree is now employing 325 men, but expect soon to increase their force to at least 400. They have their own store, offices, physicians, etc. The coal bed upon which these mines are located it is expected will not be exhausted for from twenty-five to thirty years to come. John H. Bell is the superintendent of the Beechtree mines, and B.W. Watson, auditor of the company. (from "History of Jefferson County" With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Edited by Kate M. Scott, Syracuse, N.Y.; D. Mason & Co. 1888.).]
Owners: (ca.1882-  ?  ), Rochester & Pittsburg Coal & Iron Company, Philadelphia, PA
Web sites on the Beechtree Mines, Beechtree, Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., PA:
    History of the Beechtree Mines, Beechtree, Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Beechtree No. 2 Mine, Beechtree, Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., PA

Beechtree No. 2 Mine (ca.1882-  ?  ), located on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railway, near Coal Glen, Beechtree, Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[Beechtree No. 2 Mine was listed as abandoned ca.1904.]
Owners: (ca.1882-  ?  ), Rochester & Pittsburg Coal & Iron Company, Philadelphia, PA
              (ca.1901-  ?  ), Jefferson Coal Company, Coal Glen, PA
              (ca.1904-  ?  ), Jefferson Coal Company, Coal Glen, PA
Web sites on the Beechtree Mines, Beechtree, Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., PA:
    History of the Beechtree Mines, Beechtree, Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Beechtree No. 2 Mine, Beechtree, Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., PA

Beechwoods, Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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Beechwoods School, Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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Bell, Lewis and Yates Company, Buffalo, NY
[In ca.1885 the Bell, Lewis & Yates Company purchased the Powers-Brown Coal Company, Diamond Mine & The Hamilton Coal Company, Hamilton Mine & Pleasant Valley Mine.]
[In ca.1887 the Bell, Lewis & Yates Company became known as Bell, Lewis & Yates Mining Company.]
See: Bell, Lewis & Yates Mining Company, Buffalo, NY
See also: Diamond Gas Coal Company, Reynoldsville, PA
              Hamilton Coal Company, Reynoldsville, PA
              Powers, Brown & Company, Reynoldsville, PA

Bell, Lewis and Yates Mining Company, Buffalo, NY
[In ca.1887 the Bell, Lewis & Yates Company became known as Bell, Lewis & Yates Coal Mining Company.]
[The Reynoldsville and Falls Creek Railroad is owned by Bell, Lewis & Yates, ca.1886, who are the owners and operators of the mines in the Reynoldsville coal basin. It is seven miles in length and runs from Rathmel to Falls Creek, where it connects with the Low Grade Division of the Allegheny Valley road. About one hundred cars of coal are shipped over this road daily.]
[On May 1, 1896, The Bell, Lewis & Yates Coal Mining Company sold its properties to The Jefferson & Clearfield Coal and Iron Company.]
See: Big Soldier Mine & Coke Works, Soldier Run, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
        Diamond Mine, Reynoldsville, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA         
        New Hamilton Mine,  near Prescottville, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA 

Bellefonte Coal & Coke Company, Punxsutawney, PA
See: Penn No. 2 Mine, Winslow, Jefferson Co., PA

Belleview, Rose Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[Belleview is the metropolis of Southern Rose, and is quite a brisk little town. It was laid out and named by Hugh Campbell in 1844.  (from "History of Jefferson County" With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Edited by Kate M. Scott, Syracuse, N.Y.; D. Mason & Co. 1888.).]
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Bellport Mills, Jefferson Co., PA
[Located on the Allegheny Valley Railroad, Low Grade Division.]
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Bells Mills, Bell Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[Located on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway, later it became a part of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.]
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Bernice, Jefferson Co., PA
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Berwind White Coal Mining Company, Philadelphia, PA
See: West Eureka No. 1 Mine, Horatio, Young Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
        West Eureka No. 4 Mine, Horatio, Young Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
        West Eureka No. 6 Mine, Horatio, Young Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
        West Eureka No. 10 Mine, Horatio, Young Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
        West Eureka No. 11 Mine, Horatio, Young Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
        West Eureka No. 13 Mine, Horatio, Young Twp., Jefferson Co., PA

Big Run, Henderson Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[A coal company patch town in Henderson Twp., Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.]
[Located on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railway and the Jefferson Street Railway Company.]
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Big Run No. 2 Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railway, near Big Run, Jefferson Co., PA.
[Big Run No. 2 Mine was listed as a new mine ca.1906.]
Owners: (ca.1906-  ?  ),  ?

Big Soldier (Soldier P.O.), Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[A coal company patch town in Winslow Twp., Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.]
[Big Soldier , Jefferson Co., PA was also called Soldier Run, Jefferson Co., PA.]
[Located on the Falls Creek & Reynoldsville Railroad and Jefferson Street Railway Company.]
See: Soldier No. 1 Mine & Coke Works, Soldier Run, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
       Soldier No. 2 Mine & Coke Works, Soldier Run, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
       Soldier No. 3 Mine, Soldier Run, Winslow Twp., , Jefferson Co., PA

Big Soldier Mine
(Big Soldier Run Mine)
(Soldier No. 1 Mine & Coke Works)
(ca.1885-  ?  ), located on the Falls Creek & Reynoldsville Railroad, north of Sykesville, two miles above Prescottville, Soldier Run, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[Soldier Coke Works contained 393 bee-hive coke ovens ca.1901.]
[Soldier Coke Works contained 393 bee-hive coke ovens ca.1905.]
[The Big Soldier Run Mine opened about October 1, 1889, was at one time considered the largest bituminous coal mine in the world. Its output for a number of years averaged from 500,000 to 2,000,000 tons of coal per annum. The first coal mining machine installed in Jefferson county was a Harrison, and it was first operated in the Soldier Run Mine in Feb., 1891. The first haulage of coal in the mines by power in the township was in 1892 when it began to be taken out of the western opening of the mine just mentioned by a system of wire rope. Mules had been used exclusively previous to that time.]
[On May 1, 1896, The Bell, Lewis & Yates Coal Mining Company sold its property to The Jefferson & Clearfield Coal and Iron Company.]
Owners: (ca.1885-   ?   ), Powers, Brown & Company, Reynoldsville, PA
              (ca.1889-1896), Bell, Lewis & Yates Coal Mining Co., Buffalo, NY
              (ca.1896-   ?   ), Jefferson, Clearfield Coal & Iron Company, Punxsutawney, PA
              (ca.1898-   ?   ), Jefferson, Clearfield Coal & Iron Company, Punxsutawney, PA
              (ca.1901-   ?   ), Jefferson, Clearfield Coal & Iron Company, Punxsutawney, PA
[See: Soldier No. 1 Mine for info. on all the Soldier Mines.]
Web sites on the Soldier Mines & Coke Works, Soldier Run, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA:
    History of the Soldier Mines & Coke Works, Soldier Run, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Soldier Mines & Coke Works, Soldier Run, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA

Black Diamond Mine (ca.1905-  ?  ), located on the Erie Railroad, near Brockwayville, Jefferson Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1905-  ?  ), Toby Coal Mining Company, Brockwayville, PA
              (ca.1906-  ?  ), Toby Coal Mining Company, Brockwayville, PA
              (ca.1912-  ?  ), Toby Coal Mining Company, Brockwayville, PA
Web sites on the Black Diamond Mine, near Brockwayville, Jefferson Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Black Diamond Mine, near Brockwayville, Jefferson Co., PA

Black Prince Mine (ca.1912-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA.
[Black Prince Mine was listed as a new mine ca.1912.]
Owners: (ca.1912-  ?  ), Verstine-Hibbard & Company, Brookville, PA
Web sites on the Black Prince Mine, near Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Black Prince Mine, near Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA

Bloomington Mine (ca.1898-  ?  ), located on the Falls Creek & Reynoldsville Railroad, later the Reynoldsville & Falls Creek Branch of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railroad, near Rathmel, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1898-  ?  ), Rembrandt Peale Company, St. Benedict, PA
Web sites on the Bloomington Mine, Rathmel, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Bloomington Mine, Rathmel, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA

Bloomington Mines, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[Located on the Reynoldsville & Falls Creek Railroad.]
See: Bloomington Mine, near Rathmel, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA

Bloomington No. 9 Mine (ca.1900-  ?  ), located on the Falls Creek & Reynoldsville Railroad, later the Reynoldsville & Falls Creek Branch of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railway, near Rathmel, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1900-  ?  ), Rembrandt R. Peale Company,
              (ca.1901-  ?  ), Peale, Peacock & Kerr, Inc., Glen Richey, PA
              (ca.1905-  ?  ), Rembrandt Peale Company, St. Benedict, PA
              (ca.1906-  ?  ), Rembrandt Peale Company, St. Benedict, PA
Web sites on the Bloomington No. 9 Mine, Rathmel, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Bloomington No. 9 Mine, Rathmel, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA

Blow Town, Polk Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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Bolinger School, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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Bollinger Church, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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Boot-Jack, Warsaw Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[Another little town situate in East Warsaw, was, for a long time, called "Boot-Jack," from the roads that center there, forming a place, in which the town is built, in the shape of a boot- jack. The name given to the place was, however, Maysville; but in 1882 a post- office was established and named Hazen, for the first assistant postmaster- general, since which time the place has taken that name.  (from "History of Jefferson County" With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Edited by Kate M. Scott, Syracuse, N.Y.; D. Mason & Co. 1888.).]
See: Hazen, Warsaw Twp., Jefferson Co., PA

Bower School, Warsaw Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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Bowers Brothers Company, Punxsutawney, PA
See: Hillman Mine, Jefferson Co., PA

Bowersville, Gaskill Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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Britten School, Pine Creek Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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Brock Mine (ca.1900-  ?  ), located on the Erie Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Brockwayville, Jefferson Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1900-  ?  ), Jos. H. Riley Company,
              (ca.1901-  ?  ), Joseph H. Reilly & Company, Brockwayville, PA
              (ca.1904-  ?  ), Iroquois Coal Company Brockwayville, PA
              (ca.1906-  ?  ), Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company, Du Bois, PA
Web Sites on the Brock Mine, Brockwayville, Jefferson Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Brock Mine, Brockwayville, Jefferson Co., PA

Brockway, Snyer Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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Brockwayville, Snyder Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
[Brockwayville is the only borough in Snyder township, and was incorporated September 13, 1883. In 1880 it had only a population of three hundred and sixty, but this has largely increased since the place has become a railroad and shipping point.
Where the town is now located, the first settlement in Snyder township was made in 1822, when Alonzo and Chauncey Brockway, for whom the town is named, built their cabins upon its site. The town was not started, however, until 1836, when Dr. A.M. Clark bought property there and removed to it. He at once began to lay out the town in lots, and was the first to give it an onward impetus.  (from "History of Jefferson County" With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Edited by Kate M. Scott, Syracuse, N.Y.; D. Mason & Co. 1888.).]
See: Black Diamond Mine, Brockwayville, Jefferson Co., PA
       Brock Mine, near Brockwayville, Jefferson Co., PA
       Groves No. 1 Mine, near Brockwayville, Jeffferson Co., PA
       Groves No. 2 Mine, near Brockwayville, Jefferson Co., PA
       Joseph H. Reilly & Company, Brockwayville, PA
       McKnight No. 1 Mine, near Brockwayville, Jefferson Co., PA
       McKnight No. 2 Mine, near Brockwayville, Jefferson Co., PA
       Toby Coal Mining Company, Brockwayville, PA
       West Clarion Mines, Brockwayville, Snyder Twp., Jefferson Co., PA

Brookville, Rose Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
See: Black Prince Mine, Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA
       Knoxdale Coal & Coke Company, Brookville, PA
       Verstine, Hibbard & Company, Brookville, PA

Buckingham Coal Mining Company, Clarion, PA
See: Runaway Run No. 4 Mine, Jefferson Co., PA
       Summers No. 5 Mine, Jefferson Co., PA

Bulldog Mine (ca.1923-1930), located at one of the original mine shafts at Eleanora Mines, Eleanora, Jefferson Co., PA
Web sites on the Eleanora Mines, Eleanora Mines, McCalmont Twp., Jefferson Co., PA:
    History of the Eleanora Mines, Eleanora, McCalmont Twp., Jefferson Co., PA

Burkett Hollow Church, Oliver Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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Burkett Hollow School, Oliver Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
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