Map of Jacksonville Coal Fields
This map shows McIntyre (center),
in proximity to other coal mining towns in Young Township that were developed
by the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company in an area known as the "Jacksonville
Coal Fields." Note the many rail lines, important for transporting coal,
crisscrossing the township.
Some of the other towns developed by the Coal Company include Coal Run, Iselin, and the infamous Whiskey Run. This coal town had a reputation for its lawlessness with approximately two dozen unsolved murders by the mid-1920s.
Eileen Mountjoy Cooper, The Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company: The First One Hundred Years
(Indiana, Pennsylvania: Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company, 1982), 81.