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Midlothian in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Midlothian Coal Mines

 
 
Midlothian Coal Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Midlothian Coal Mines Marker
Inscription. South of here are the Midlothian Coal Mines, probably the oldest coal mines in America. Coal was first mined here before 1730, and during the Revolution, coal from these mines supplied the cannon foundry at Westham. The first railroad in Virginia was built from the Midlothian mines to the town of Manchester in 1831. The mines produced coal that was used in casting cannon at the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond during the Civil War. Mining operations ceased in 1923.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Consevation and Historic Resourcecs. (Marker Number O 35.)
 
Location. 37° 30.151′ N, 77° 38.841′ W. Marker is in Midlothian, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Midlothian Turnpike (U.S. 60) 0.2 miles east of Coalfield Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midlothian VA 23113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salisbury (here, next to this marker); Union Raid On Coalfield Station (a few steps from this marker); Winfree Memorial Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads
Midlothian Turnpike (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Midlothian Turnpike (facing east)
(approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Midlothian.
 
Also see . . .  Mid-Lothian Mines & Rail Roads Foundation. (Submitted on May 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,185 times since then and 171 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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