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Beckley in Raleigh County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Raleigh County Coal Mines

 
 
Raleigh County Coal Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
1. Raleigh County Coal Mines Marker
Inscription.  The county's first mine opened at Royal on the New River in 1891. The Beckley Exhibition Mine, once an actual operating mine, and the dozens of others throughout Raleigh County produced 792,055,155 tons of bituminous coal in the first century of the county's coal industry, 1891-1991. Employment at the county mines ran as high as 14,226 annually.
 
Erected by Raleigh County Historical Society - West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 37° 47.078′ N, 81° 11.787′ W. Marker is in Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Located at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 513 Ewart Avenue, Beckley WV 25801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dinky Locomotive (a few steps from this marker); Bachelor’s Shanty (within shouting distance of this marker); Superintendent's House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flame Of Freedom (approx.
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0.6 miles away); Dedicated (approx. 0.6 miles away); Citizens Hall Of Fame (approx. 0.6 miles away); Raleigh County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Beckley (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckley.
 
Raleigh County Coal Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
2. Raleigh County Coal Mines Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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