Appalachian Coal Data
datasetposted on 2021-02-23, 20:05 authored by Carl E Zipper
Appalachian Coal Data were prepared in late 2019 and early 2020 to support technical writing about Appalachian coalfield history, environment, and communities. The data originate from US federal government publications. All data sources are non-copyrighted. The data concern Appalachian and US coal production quantities, pricing, and revenue generation; Appalachian coal’s role in the USA’s energy economy; land areas disturbed by Appalachian coal mining; and selected coal-production, population, economic, and human-health metrics for counties and independent cities in seven states encompassing the Appalachian coalfield classified by coal-production status. The posted data are time series covering differing periods, some extending as far back as the late 1700s and all terminating in recent years, 2011 through 2019. The database was constructed while considering the Appalachian coalfield to include coal-mining areas of Tennessee, eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the southwestern coalfield area of Virginia.