Stone Coal Fork History

Stone Coal Fork of Saline River was the name on the 1839 maps of a small stream that flowed north through sections 7 and 6 of Stonefort Township to empty into the Saline River. Outcropping coal veins in this area were worked very early by the pioneers who learned from the Indians that this stone gave better heat than wood.

(Extracted from Pioneer Folks and Places, Barbara Barr Hubbs, 1939 which is on sale at the Williamson County Museum)