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Coal Mines of Somerset Co., PA MAIN INDEX

Somerset County
Pennsylvania
Coal Mine
Index O

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

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Dec. 4, 2009

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Somerset County Pennsylvania - Coal Mine Index
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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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O'Dwyer Beachley Coal Company, Berlin, PA
See: O'Dwyer No. 1 Mine, Somerset, Somerset Co., PA

O'Dwyer No. 1 Mine (ca.1917- ?  ), located on the B. & O. Railroad, near Somerset, Somerset Co., PA
[O'Dwyer No. 1 Mine was listed as a new mine ca.1917.]
Owners: (ca.1917-  ?  ), O'Dwyer Beachley Coal Company, Berlin. PA

Ober School, Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA
See:

Ogletown, Ogle Twp., Somerset Co., PA
[A Babcock Lumber Company Town.  The location of a very large lumber mill.]

Oneida Mine (ca.1912-   ?   ), a slope mine, located on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1/8 north of Holsopple, Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1912-  ?  ), Pennsylvania Smokeless Coal Company, Hollsopple, PA
              (ca.   ?    ),    ?
Web sites on the Oneida Slope Mine, Holsopple, Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Oneida Slope Mine, Holsopple, Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA

Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
See: Merchants No. 3 Mine, near Boswell, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
       Orenda Mine, near Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
       Orenda No. 2 Mine, near Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
       Orenda No. 3 Mine, near Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
       Orenda No. 4 Mine, near Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
       Orenda No. 5 Mine, near Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA

Orenda Mine  (ca.1906-  ?   ), a drift mine located on the B. & O. Railroad, near Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
[Disaster - on Aug. 31, 1915 an explosion in the Orenda Mine killed 19 miners.]
Owners: (ca.1906-  ?  ), Merchants Coal Company, Boswell, PA
              (ca.1917- ?   ), Merchants Coal Corp., Pittsburgh, PA
Web sites on the Orenda Mine, Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA:
    History of the Orenda Mine, Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Orenda Mine, Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA

Orenda No. 2 Mine (ca.  ?   ), located on the B. & O. Railroad, near Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
[Disaster - on Jan. 25, 1909 an explosion in the Orenda No. 2 Mine killed 5 miners.]
[Disaster - on Aug. 31, 1915 an explosion of gas & dust in the Orenda No. 2 Mine killed 19 miners.]
Owners: (ca.1912-   ?   ), Somerset Smokeless Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1915-   ?   ), Merchants Coal Corp., Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1917-   ?   ), Merchants Coal Corp., Pittsburgh, PA
Web sites on the Orenda Mine, Boswell, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA:
    History of the Orenda Mine, Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Orenda Mine, Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA

Orenda No. 3 Mine (ca.  ?   ), located on the B. & O. Railroad, near Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1917-   ?   ), Merchants Coal Corp., Pittsburgh, PA
Web sites on the Orenda Mine, Boswell, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA:
    History of the Orenda Mine, Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Orenda Mine, Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA

Orenda No. 4 Mine (ca.  ?   ), located on the B. & O. Railroad, near Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1917-   ?   ), Merchants Coal Corp., Pittsburgh, PA
Web sites on the Orenda Mine, Boswell, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA:
    History of the Orenda Mine, Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Orenda Mine, Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA

Orenda No. 5 Mine (ca.  ?   ), located on the B. & O. Railroad, near Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1917-   ?   ), Merchants Coal Corp., Pittsburgh, PA
Web sites on the Orenda Mine, Boswell, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA:
    History of the Orenda Mine, Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Orenda Mine, Boswell, Orenda Mine, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA

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