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    Virginia Historical Coal Production (1000 tons)

      Buchanan Dickenson Lee Russell Scott Tazewell Wise Virginia Total
    2008 8,101 4,893 1,158 1,208 0 7,72 8,039 24,171
    2007 7,524 5,236 822 1,143 0 1,172 9,009 24,609
    2006 9,963 4,802 901 1,415 0 1,368 11,080 29,529
    2005 7,635 4,293 631 1,336 0 1,248 11,795 26,938
    2004 10,180 4,434 825 784 0 1,327 13,015 30,565
    2003 10,512 4,569 848 879 0 1,306 13,568 31,683
    2002 9,843 3,585 602 976 0 1,598 15,142 31,746
    2001 9,422 2,597 367 724 0 1,387 9,187 32,601
    2000 11,044 4,097 1,038 1,091 0 1,492 14,492 32,210
    1999 10,084 4,285 1,151 1,302 0 1,931 13,501 32,254
    1998 12,089 3,675 1,311 1,243 0 2,082 13,602 34,002
    1997 13,975 3,360 1,549 1,009 0 2,286 14,711 36,889
    1996 14,701 2,874 2,091 1,175 0 2,443 13,499 36,782
    1995 14,056 2,817 2,055 1,505 53 2,522 12,910 35,917
    1994 14,551 4,460 2,747 1,218 37 2,543 13,250 38,805
    1993 13,964 6,117 2,798 1,305 53 2,912 12,941 40,091
    1992 17,542 6,987 3,139 744 48 2,846 11,256 42,562
    1991 18,023 6,284 2,026 899 27 3,090 11,987 42,336
    1990 20,834 6,772 2,948 709 51 3,242 11,944 46,500
    1989 19,179 5,826 3,060 607 41 2,928 12,210 43,855
    1988 19,769 8,000 2,566 361 122 3,154 12,387 46,365
    1987 18,833 8,333 3,118 484 115 1,980 12,674 45,538
    1986 16,325 8,111 2,331 880 124 2,258 11,739 41,768
    1985 15,377 7,063 1,776 1,002 106 2,948 14,104 42,376
    1984 15,509 7,149 2,044 1,184 19 2,230 13,291 41,425
    1983 12,130 6,996 1,892 1,449 0 1,000 12,039 35,506
    1982 15,242 6,583 1,701 1,348 0 2,410 13,189 40,481
    1981 18,782 6,102 1,213 1,630 11 1,853 12,397 41,978
    1980 17,722 5,884 1,180 1,477 11 2,192 12,544 41,009
    1979 16,205 4,533 958 1,256 24 1,808 12,255 37,038
    1978 13,462 3,963 1,003 1,226 20 1,112 11,126 31,911
    1977 16,751 4,728 1,326 1,566 0 2,175 10,968 37,513
    1976 15,804 5,299 1,300 1,708 13 3,583 12,290 39,996
    1975 14,064 5,372 1,048 1,997 8 2,609 10,408 35,506
    1974 14,293 5,528 966 1,823 8 1,839 9,826 34,284
    1973 13,511 4,796 1,138 2,392 9 1,640 10,384 33,869
    1972 13,224 6,237 1,045 2,636 11 1,795 9,048 33,996
    1971 12,300 5,634 879 2,426 17 1,348 8,021 30,625
    1970 14,815 7,147 1,127 2,311 11 1,115 8,446 34,975
    1969 14,759 7,953 887 2,409 1 351 9,289 35,652
    1968 15,817 8,694 1,232 2,380 9 301 8,432 36,866
    1967 15,323 9,581 840 2,280 15 314 8,058 36,415
    1966 16,306 9,320 436 1,920 11 241 7,334 35,573
    1965 15,302 8,842 489 1,738 7 379 7,301 34,063
    1964 14,552 7,741 485 1,908 5 240 6,831 31,733
    1963 13,185 8,267 520 1,909 8 379 6,108 30,390
    1962 12,040 8,270 470 2,030 4 461 6,182 29,470
    1961 11,003 8,430 476 1,942 19 513 5,758 28,156
    1960 10,629 7,130 642 2,294 17 483 5,499 26,707
    1959 10,605 7,583 455 2,574 17 672 6,300 28,224
    1958 9,905 5,119 386 2,682 5 667 6,252 25,031
    1957 10,671 4,996 393 2,762 17 1,103 6,559 26,527
    1956 9,617 4,800 666 1,445 12 1,216 8,239 26,005
    1955 9,135 3,556 706 1,018 15 820 6,585 21,834
    1954 5,910 3,090 637 701 17 754 4,062 15,172
    1953 5,754 4,331 909 922 28 1,485 5,251 18,680
    1952 6,530 5,146 1,066 900 32 1,659 5,398 20,730
    1951 6,586 4,453 1,103 929 38 1,628 5,262 19,999
    1950 5,324 3,428 1,294 1,070 52 1,523 4,890 17,591
    1949 5,278 3,192 1,040 1,179 55 1,282 3,982 16,008
    1948 5,622 3,144 1,758 1,572 98 2,460 4,571 19,214
    1947 5,649 2,644 1,941 2,101 112 2,727 5,010 20,185
    1946 4,380 1,541 1,649 1,293 59 2,484 4,165 15,752
    1945 5,208 1,578 876 1,041 30 4,061 4,255 17,234
    1944 5,923 1,676 931 1,216 N/A 4,680 4,866 19,433
    1943 5,967 2,010 1,347 1,268 N/A 4,800 4,656 20,652
    1942 5,979 2,083 1,559 1,147 N/A 4,352 4,352 20,430
    1941 5,553 2,075 1,505 1,176 27 3,827 4,256 17,157
    1940 4,874 1,768 1,421 606 29 3,283 3,193 14,462
    1939 4,281 1,552 1,196 651 N/A 2,758 2,941 13,531
    1938 3,742 1,370 988 510 N/A 2,800 2,733 11,818
    1937 3,602 1,743 1,286 649 N/A 3,010 3,302 13,221
    1936 2,235 1,340 1,343 642 N/A 2,969 2,934 11,662
    1935 1,361 1,129 1,147 660 N/A 2,387 2,795 9,667
    1934 573 1,176 1,123 772 1 2,694 2,836 9,376
    1933 279 964 1,220 753 N/A 1,981 2,816 8,178
    1932 41 770 1,543 674 N/A 1,808 2,701 7,692
    1931 N/A 1,046 1,879 1,009 N/A 2,215 3,348 9,699
    1930 N/A 987 1,739 1,255 N/A 2,507 4,179 10,908
    1929 N/A 809 2,143 1,415 N/A 2,809 5,302 12,748
    1928 N/A 796 2,200 2,410 N/A 2,410 5,062 11,900
    1927 N/A 1,058 2,181 1,519 N/A 2,254 5,731 12,916
    1926 N/A 1,115 1,971 1,864 N/A 2,348 6,563 14,125
    1925 N/A 1,003 1,514 1,255 N/A 2,128 6,014 12,798
    1924 N/A 794 1,140 1,602 N/A 1,801 5,164 10,667
    1923 N/A 925 1,025 2,066 N/A 1,493 6,013 11,678
    1922 N/A 870 762 2,071 N/A 1,564 5,023 10,426
    1921 N/A 448 688 1,544 N/A 1,254 3,469 7,393
    1920 N/A 615 946 2,123 N/A 1,324 6,062 11,242
    1919 N/A 472 679 1,802 N/A 1,209 5,049 9,317
    1918 N/A 111 888 1,998 N/A 1,625 5,514 9,956
    1917 N/A 14 872 2,001 N/A 1,632 5,427 10,074
    1916 N/A N/A 828 1,950 N/A 1,588 5,229 9,705
    1915 N/A N/A 742 1,493 N/A 1,647 4,186 8,120
    1914 N/A N/A 733 1,236 N/A 1,324 4,621 7,959
    1913 N/A N/A 763 1,513 N/A 1,447 5,104 8,825
    1912 N/A N/A 751 1,293 N/A 1,302 4,500 7,847
    1911 N/A N/A 721 1,108 N/A 1,281 3,754 6,860
    1910 N/A N/A 797 793 N/A 1,187 3,731 6,508
    1909 N/A N/A 449 486 N/A 976 2,841 4,752
    1908 N/A N/A 464 256 N/A 980 2,559 4,259
    1907 N/A N/A 199 250 N/A 1,117 3,146 4,711
    1906 N/A N/A N/A 303 N/A 911 3,041 4,276
    1905 N/A N/A N/A 323 N/A 961 2,991 4,275
    1904 N/A N/A N/A 158 N/A 872 2,514 3,584
    1903 N/A N/A N/A 9 N/A 841 2,563 3,451
    1902 N/A N/A N/A 8 N/A 724 2,422 3,183
    1901 N/A N/A N/A 8 N/A 776 1,919 2,726
    1900 N/A N/A N/A 9 N/A 971 1,364 2,394
    1899 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 844 1,233 2,106
    1898 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 983 992 1,815
    1897 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 708 712 1,528
    1896 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 785 358 1,255
    1895 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 912 337 1,368
    1894 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 828 331 1,229
    1893 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 653 126 820
    1892 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 614 N/A 675
    1891 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 697 N/A 736
    1890 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 759 N/A 784
    1889 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 807 N/A 865
    1888 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 948 N/A 1,073
    1887 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 617 N/A 825
    1886 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 640 N/A 685
    1885 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 512 N/A 567
    1884 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 256 N/A 336
    1883 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 92 N/A 252
    1882 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 112
    1881 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 50
    1880 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 43
    1879 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 45
    1878 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 50
    1877 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 68
    1876
    na
    N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 57
    1875 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 89
    1874 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 82
    1873 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 102
    1872 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 96
    1871 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 102
    1870 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 90
    1869 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 116
    1868 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 96
    1867 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 91
    1866 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 71
    1865 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 74
    1864 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 117
    1863 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 112
    1862 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 115
    1861 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 97
    1860 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 112
    1859 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 106
    1858 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 114
    1857 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 115
    1856 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 106
    1855 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 126
    1854 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 133
    1853 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 102
    1852 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 106
    1851 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 137
    1850 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 138
    1849 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 139
    1848 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 121
    1847 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 136
    1846 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 125
    1845 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 135
    1844 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 115
    1843 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 96
    1842 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 74
    1841 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    na
    80
    1840 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 90
    1839 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 96
    1838 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 108
    1837 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 112
    1836 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 124
    1835 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 175
    1834 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 124
    1833 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 160
    1832 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 132
    1831 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 104
    1830 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 103
    1829 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 93
    1828 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 100
    1827 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 85
    1826 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 89
    1825 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 67
    1824 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 67
    1823 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 44
    1822 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 54
    1821 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 64
    1820 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 62
    1819 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 60
    1818 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 59
    1817 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 58
    1816 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 57
    1815 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 56
    1814 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 54


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    Notes:
  • In some cases the calculated totals do not sum to county totals due to rounding, production in the Valley Coalfields and the Richmond Basin, and due inaccuracies of older data sources.
  • 1932 Buchanan County totals include Pulaski County production.
  • 1941 Russell County totals include Montgomery County production.
  • 1936 - 1939 Russell County totals include Scott County production.
  • N/A refers to data unavailable from referenced sources at time of last update.


  • Source:
  • 1989-2000: Virginia Coal. VCCER. (Original data from Virginia DMME)
  • 1814-1988: Hibbard, Walter. 1990. Virginia Coal - An Abridged History. VCCER
    • 1947 - 1988 data from Virginia DMME
    • 1934 - 1945: Original data from U.S. Beareau of Mines, Minerals Yearbook
    • 1894 - 1931: Original data from U.S. Geological Survey, Mineral Resources
    • 1883 - 1893: Original data from Everson, H.N. 1942. The First Century and a Quarter of the American Coal Industry. Koppers Co., Pittsburgh.
    • Prior to 1883: Original data from Wilkes, 1988. Mining History of the Richmond Coalfield of Virginia. Virginia Division of Mineral Resources.]


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