Kentucky Genealogy Trails

Lee County, Kentucky

 

 Coal Camps
Avent Beattyville Coal Company Before 1903

Beattyville Fuel Company

1917 - 1925

Black Fox Coal Company

1933 - 1939

Frankfort Elevator Coal Company

1924 - 1925

Jameson Coal Company

1917 - 1921

L.C. Norman and Sons Mine

1903 - 1906

McGuire Coal Company 1903 - 1908

Richardson Coal Company

1910 - 1914

The Beattyville Company 1916 - 1924
The Beattyville Mine Company 1921 - 1924
Thomas Jameson & Son Mine 1926 - 1930
Thomas Logan Mine 1909 - 1910
Warner Coal Company

1917 - 1925

 

Kentucky Coal Timeline

1748- First recorded US commercial coal production.

1750 - Dr. Thomas Walker was the first recorded person to discover and use coal in Ky. 

1820 - First commercial mine in Kentucky produces 328 tons of coal in Muhlenburg Co.

1830 - Statewide coal production of 2,000 tons recorded.

1843 - Statewide coal production of 100,000 tons recorded.

1860 - Pre Civil War production record of 285,760 tons.

1870 - Post Civil War production declines to 150,760 tons.

1877 - First coal mined with steam powered shovel.

1879 - State wide coal production reaches 1,000,000 tons.

1880 - First mine ventilation law.

1890 - United Mine Workers of America organized.

1900 - Child Labor Law enacted.

1914 - WWI pushes production to 20,300,00 tons, permissable explosives developed.

1932 - Walking draglines developed for surface mining.

1942 - Continuous underground coal mining methods developed.

1956 - Roof bolting introduced in underground mines.

1960 - First long-wall mining with powered roof supports.

1969 - Federal Coal Mine Health & Safety Act.

1972 - Kentucky becomes the leading coal producing state in the US.

1988 - Wyoming displaces Kentucky as the leading state in coal production.

1990 - Kentucky produces 179.4 million tons, US production excedes 1 billion tons.

 

 

 [Submitted by B Wooley]


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