Johnson County First Anthracite Coal Historical

Johnson County First Anthracite Coal Historical (HM1TLA)

Location: Clarksville, AR 72830 Johnson County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 28.264', W 93° 27.903'

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The first anthracite coal was mined near here on the land of E.B. Alston by a Mr. Walker in 1840. Sample of coal were taken to Little Rock and examined by William E. Woodruff, who pronounced it superior to that found in Pennsylvania. Mr. Walker went east to get men who were skilled in mining. In 1841, $150,000 worth of coal was ready for shipment by boat.
Year Placed1936
Placed ByArkansas Centennial Comm., Arkansas History Comm
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 457807 N 3925383
Decimal Degrees35.47106667, -93.46505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 28.264', W 93° 27.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 28' 15.84" N, 93° 27' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)479
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 US-64, Clarksville AR 72830, US
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