Elk County Genealogy Project
by Sherry Jesberger
- Dagus Mines is a small village located near Kersey.
- Elevation 1914 Feet
- First post office in 1880 with J.H. Beadle in charge. This post office is still being
- Dagus Mines has a Swede Street and a Scotland Street.
DAGUS MINES is the name given to the town that grew up around the Northwestern and
Mining Exchange Company. The company built "company houses" for their employees
to live in. These were two family homes with a small porch on each half of the front with
a railing around each. The company store for the mines is still standing, and was run by
J.Henry Beadle, who lived in an apartment above the store. In 1997, the old "company
store" has been given new life. A small grocery/convenience store now occupies the
once empty building. Next to the store, is the Dagus Mines Post Office. Beside that is a
lovely old home that was once the residence of the Doctor that served the mine employees.
Next to the home is the Elkton Presbyterian Church, founded in
1854. The church was first located in Earleyville, but was located in its present
location about 1881. The original session book for the church still exists. Today Dagus
Mines no longer teems with miners and their families, but it is a lively and lovely place
This page was last updated on Thursday, December 25, 2008.
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