Coal Creek (Washington)
Footbridge with Coal Creek Falls behind
|Newport Shores, Bellevue|
|Length||7 mi (11 km)|
|Basin size||7.11 sq mi (18.4 km2)|
Coal Creek is a creek in Bellevue, Washington, United States, on Seattle's Eastside. It is named for the coal mining industry prominent in the area in the 19th century. There is a popular trail which parallels the creek, allowing views of defunct coal mining equipment and even some bits of coal sitting on the ground in spots.
The surveyors Philip H. Lewis and Edwin Richardson first discovered coal along the creek in 1863. This coal was better located for transport to Seattle than the mines further east at Squak Mountain, and in the 1870's the mining of this coal led to the founding of Newcastle, Washington.
- "Coal Creek Site 0442". Retrieved 2016-09-24.
- Lange, Greg (November 3, 1998). "Surveyors discover coal at Newcastle (east King County) in October 1863". HistoryLink. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
- Ott, Jennifer (October 10, 2012). "Seattle Coal & Transportation Company begins operating Seattle's first railroad on March 22, 1872". HistoryLink. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
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