Clover Hill Mining District

Clover Hill Mining District (HMJ88)

Location: Midlothian, VA 23112 Chesterfield County
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N 37° 21.687', W 77° 40.787'

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Coal mines, including Brighthope, Raccoon, Cox, Hill, Vaden, and others, were located a mile west of here. As early as 1822 coal was sold for local use. By 1845 the Clover Hill Railroad was constructed to transport the coal to the Appomattox River on barges. The Clover Hill (Winterpock) and Midlothian mines were the main coal suppliers to Richmond's Tredegar Iron Works for the manufacture of Confederate munitions. The difficulties of excavation and numerous deaths from gas explosions led to the mines' abandonment. The last mine in operation, owned by the Rudd brothers, closed in the 1920s.
HM NumberHMJ88
Marker NumberM 6
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 262673 N 4138339
Decimal Degrees37.36145000, -77.67978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.687', W 77° 40.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 41.22" N, 77° 40' 47.22" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10403-10699 State Rte 621, Midlothian VA 23112, US
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