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Mid-Lothian Mines Park

Documents

Mid-Lothian Coal Mines Park Layout (PDF)

Other Link Mid-Lothian Mines Website

Features

  1. Interpretive Signage
  2. Trails

About Mid-Lothian Mines Park


The first commercially mined coal in America came from Midlothian, where it was discovered near the French Huguenot settlement on the James River around 1701. Although used locally for many years, it was first commercially mined in the 1730s. Coal from the mines here was used to fire the furnaces at Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond. Tredegar was the main supplier of artillery and iron for the Confederacy. Today, visitors can view the stone ruins from the park trails.

See the Park Layout (PDF)


Park Amenities


  • Interpretive Signage
  • Walking Trails (0.9 mile)

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