Recorder - Coal Mines




Dave Stone


201 North Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832
Phone:  (217) 554-6040
Fax: (217) 554-6047
Hours:   Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding legal holidays)



Coal Mine Web Inquiry link
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Abandoned Coal Mine Project

In 2005, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Mineral, Abandoned Mine Reclamation Division in cooperation with the Department of Geography, Laboratory for Applied Spatial Analysis at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville completed digitally scanning and preserving old Vermilion Coal Mine Maps.

The purpose of the project was to preserve these old maps for future reference to mine safety issues.  This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety, and Health Administration.

Most of the map data was compiled and digitized at a scale of 1:62,500.  Locations of some features may be offset by 500 feet or more due to errors in the original source maps, the compilation process, digitizing, or a combination of these factors.  The Vermilion County Recorder of Deeds Office does not gurantee the validity or accuracy of these data maps.

Current coal mine maps from July 15, 1987 to current may be assessed on our Fidlar Technology Site.