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Washington County Pennsylvania
Coal Mines
Index V

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

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

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Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Sept. 20, 2010

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Washington County Pennsylvania - Coal Mines
INDEX  V
[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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PA Rt. 119, P.O. Box 519, Uniontown, PA 15401


V. Harding Company,
See: Shaft Mine, Washington Co., PA

Van Buren, Franklin Twp., Washington Co., PA
See:

Van Voorhis, Fallowfield Twp., Washington Co., PA
[A coal company patch town in Fellowfield Twp., Washington Co., PA.]
See: Hazel Kirk No. 2 Mine, Van Voorhis, Fellowfield Twp., Washington Co., PA
        Soudan Mine, Van Voorhis, Fallowfield Twp., Washington Co., PA

Vanceville, Somerset Twp., Washington Co., PA
[Located on the Center Branch of Pigeon Creek.]
See:

Venetia, Peters Twp., Washington Co., PA
[Venetia. In 1903 there were already about 200 Slovenes here. Most of them came from Lower Carniola (Dolenjska). They found work in the coal mines. There is no Slovene church here. The priest from Bridgeville hears confessions.  {from Rev. J.M. Trunk text published originally in 1912 Part 8, History of Slovene Communities.}.]
See: Anderson Cmpany, Venetia, PA
        Anderson Mines, Hackett, Venetia, Peters Twp., Washington Co., PA
        D. M. Anderson Company, Venetia, PA
        Elm Coal Company, Venetia, PA
        Elm Mine, Venetia, Washington Co., PA

Venice, Cecil Twp., Washington Co., PA
[Venice is the oldest such village in Cecil Township, was built in ca.1844.  By 1848, the town included a store and post office, and by 1849, the Venice United Presbyterian Church, a blacksmith shop, and a railroad station.  By 1871, 28 dwellings, two carriages shops and another blacksmith shop were added.  The village also included a hotel.  By 1900, when Venice was the center of the oil fields in the township, the population was 119.]
See:

Verner Coal & Coke Company, Bulger, PA
See: Verner Mine, Washington Co., PA

Verner Coal & Coke Company, Carnegie, PA
See: Verner Mine, Washington Co., PA

Verner Mine (ca.1903-  ?  ), located on the main line of the P. C. C. & St. L. Railroad, Bulger, Smith Twp., near Midway, Washington Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1903-  ?  ), Verner Coal & Coke Company, Carnegie, PA
              (ca.1905-  ?  ), Verner Coal & Coke Company, Carnegie, PA
              (ca.1913-  ?  ), Verner Coal & Coke Company, Carnegie, PA
              (ca.1916-  ?  ), Verner Coal & Coke Company, Bulger, PA
              (ca.1917-  ?  ), Verner Coal & Coke COmpany, Carnegie, PA
              (ca.1920-  ?  ), Verner Coal & Coke Company, Carnegie, PA
              (ca.    ?          ), McDonald Mining Company,
Web sites on the Verner Mine, Bulger, Smith Twp., Washington Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Verner Mine, Bulger, Smith Twp., Washington Co., PA

Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
[Vesta Coal Company was a subsidiary of the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. All the coal mined from these mines was transported to the Jones & Laughlin steel production plants located in Pittsburgh and Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.
See: Vesta No. 1 Mine, Vesta Mine, Allenport, Washington Co., PA
        Vesta No. 2 Mine, Roscoe, Washington Co., PA
        Vesta No. 3 Mine, Coal Center, Washington Co., PA
        Vesta No. 4 Mine, California, Washington Co., PA
        Vesta No. 5 Mine, Vestaburg, Washington Co., PA
        Vesta No. 6 Mine, Denbo, Centerville Twp., Washington Co., PA
        Vesta No. 7 Mine, West Brownsville, Washington Co., PA

Vesta Heights, East Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA
[A coal company patch town for the Vesta Mines.]
See:

Vesta Mine, Allen Twp., Washington Co., PA
[Located on the Monongahela River.]
[Located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Monongahela Branch.]
See:

Vesta No. 1 Mine (ca.1898- 1924), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Monongahela Division, Vesta Mine, Allenport, Washington Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1898-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1900-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1903-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1904-  ?  ),  ?
              (ca.1906-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1913-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1917-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
Web sites on the Vesta Mines, Vesta Mine, Allenport, Washington Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Vesta No. 1 Mine, Vesta Mine, Allenport, Washington Co., PA

Vesta No. 2 Mine
(American Mine)
(ca.1892- 1915), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Monongahela Division, Roscoe, Washington Co., PA
[The American Mine was renamed Vesta No. 2 Mine, after J. & L. Steel Company purchased the mine.]
Owners: (ca.1892-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1898-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1900-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1903-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1904-  ?  ),  ?
              (ca.1906-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1913-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1915-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
Web sites on the Vesta Mines, Roscoe, Washington Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Vesta No. 2 Mine, California, Washington Co., PA

Vesta No. 3 Mine
(Globe Mine)
(ca.1892- 1918), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad Monongahela Division, Coal Center, Washington Co., PA
[The Globe Mine was renamed Vesta No. 3 Mine, after J. & L. Steel Company purchased the mine.]
Owners: (ca.1892-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1898-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1900-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1903-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1904-  ?  ),  ?
              (ca.1906-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1913-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1917-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1918-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
Web sites on the Vesta Mines, Coal Center, Washington Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Vesta No. 3 Mine, California, Washington Co., PA

Vesta No. 4 Mine (ca.1903-1984), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Monongahela Division, and the Monongahela River, main  portal located near the dividing line between California and Coal Center Boroughs. Other portals located at Daisytown, West Pike Run Twp., & Richeyville, Centerville Twp., Washington Co., PA
[Richeyville, coal company patch town and Daisytown, coal company patch town, housed the workers of Vesta Coal Company's Vesta No. 4 Mine, once the largest bituminous coal mine in the world. Vesta Coal Co. was J&L Steel's coal mining subsidary.]
Owners: (ca.1903-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, Pa
              (ca.1904-  ?  ),  ?
              (ca.1906-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1913-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1917-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1920-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1940-1984), Vesta-Shannopin Coal Division, Jones & Laughlin, Limited, Pittsburgh, PA
Web sites on the Vesta No. 4 Mine, Richeyville, Centerville Twp., Washington Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Vesta No. 4 Mine, Richeyville, Centerville Twp., Washington Co., PA

Vesta No. 5 Mine (ca.1903-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Monongahela Division, Vestaburg, Washington Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1903-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1904-  ?  ),  ?
              (ca.1906-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1913-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1917-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA 
              (ca.1920-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1940-1947), Vesta-Shannopin Coal Division, Jones & Laughlin, Limited, Pittsburgh, PA
Web sites on the Vesta No. 5 Mine, Vestaburg, Washington Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Vesta No. 5 Mine, Vestaburg, Washington Co., PA

Vesta No. 6, Denbo, Centerville Twp., Washington Co., PA
[A coal company patch town, in Washington Co., PA, near Centerville.]
See: Vesta No. 6 Mine, Denbo, Centerville Twp., Washington Co., PA

Vesta No. 6 Mine (ca.1903-1947), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Monongahela Division, Denbo, Vesta No. 6, Washington Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1903-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1904-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1906-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1917-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1920-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1940-1947), Vesta-Shannopin Coal Division, Jones & Laughlin, Limited, Pittsburgh, PA
Web sites on the Vesta No. 6 Mine, Denbo, Washington Co., PA:
    History of the Vesta No. 6 Mine, Denbo, Centerville Twp., Washington Co., PA
    Coal Miners Memorial Vesta No. 6 Mine, Denbo, Washington Co., PA

Vesta No. 7, Washington Co., PA
[A coal company patch town, in Washington Co., PA, near Centerville.]
See: Vesta No. 7 Mine, Denbo, Washington Co., PA

Vesta No. 7 Mine (ca.1918-1923), located in West Brownsville, Washington Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1918-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1920-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1923-  ?  ), Vesta Coal Company, California, PA
Web sites on the Vesta No. 7 Mine, West Brownsville, Washington Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Vesta No. 7 Mine, West Brownsville, Washington Co., PA

Vestaburg, Washington Co., PA
[A coal company patch town in Washington County, Pennsylvania.]
See: Vesta No. 5 Mine, Vestaburg, Washington Co., PA

Victory Coal Company, Monongahela, PA
See: Victory No. 2 Mine, Dunlevy, Washington Co., PA

Victory Hills, Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA
See:

Victory No. 2 Mine (ca.1917-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Dunlevy, Washington Co., PA
[Victory No. 2 Mine was listed as a new mine ca.1917.]
Owners: (ca.1917-  ?  ), Victory Coal Company, Monongahela, PA
Web sites on the Victory No. 2 Mine, Dunlevy, Washington Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Victory No. 2 Mine, Dunlevy, Washington Co., PA

Vigilant Mine (ca.1898-   ?  ), located on the P.V. & C. Railroad, California, Washington Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1898-  ?  ), California Coal Company, California, PA
              (ca.1905-  ?  ), Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA
              (ca.1906-  ?  ), Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA
              (ca.1913-  ?  ), Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
Web sites on the Vigilant Mine, California, Washington Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Vigilant Mine, California, Washington Co. PA

Virginia Mine (ca.1920-  ?  ), located in Washington Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1920-  ?  ), Lacey Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA

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