First Coal Oil

First Coal Oil (HM295N)

Location: Cloverport, KY 40111 Breckinridge County
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N 37° 50.225', W 86° 38.055'

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Coal oil first produced here 1851. Plant built 1857, reputed first of kind in world. Mine known for extensive veins of cannel coal. Coal loaded here, exported to England via New Orleans for gas manufacture. English-owned with Prince of Wales (King Edward VII) an investor. Disastrous fire, the discovery of petroleum, and Civil War caused cessation of operation.
HM NumberHM295N
Year Placed1962
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 532182 N 4187802
Decimal Degrees37.83708333, -86.63425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.225', W 86° 38.055'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 13.5" N, 86° 38' 3.3" W
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Area Code(s)270
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 305 W Main St, Cloverport KY 40111, US
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