Barrelville Coal Mines

The following information on early mining activities near today's Barrelville was provided by Mike McKenzie. It is from page 1446 of the 1882 book "History of Western Maryland" by J. Thomas Scharf. The article, which gets Samuel Barrell's last name wrong, describes early mining in the Barrelville area, at a time before the Wellersburg and Jennings Run Railroad was built.

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