Novinger Historical District,
Novinger Planned Progress,
and the
Novinger Renewal

804 Corrigan Ave.
Novinger, MO 63559
Phone: 660-342-6455
Open 2nd and 4th Sundays, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. (Memorial Day - Labor Day); also by appointment - Also the log house.

Visitors to the Coal Miners Museum can trace the history of coal mining in northern Missouri from its peak around the turn of the century into the mid-1900s. Between 1880 to 1966, the area was home to more than 50 recorded coal mines. Adair County was the third largest producer of coal in the state in 1912. The Billy Creek Coal Mine, the last deep shaft mine in the state, was located just west of Novinger and closed in 1966.

The museum contains a simulated coal mine and blacksmith shop, antique farm tools, memorabilia from local businesses and a library for genealogical research. The museum is owned and maintained by the Novinger Planned Progress. It is located just one block south of the Novinger Log Homestead.

Admission: $1; children, 50 cents.

Novinger Missouri - Annual:
Coal Miner Days 2011
Click here for all the details

Contents on these pages:

Novinger History:  from
"A Book of Adair County History"

The Coal Miners Museum and Novinger Log Homestead
Novinger Historical District -
Coal Mining History - Pictures

A Coal Miner in Your Family?
Is your name Novinger?

Novinger High School, graduating in 1923 diploma.
Old photo post card with the Novinger, MO. Public School

Novinger Planned Progress
Family Group Sheet index

Sorted by man's surname
Sorted by woman's maidan name.

2001 history books will be available after June 1 at the cost of $55 (note change in price). Arrangements can be made to pick up books in Novinger or Kirksville locations by calling 660-488-5280. To request a copy by mail send the $55 payment, along with shipping costs of book rate ($5.25) OR priority mail ($10.95), to
Novinger Renewal
15892 State Highway 6
Novinger, MO 63559

Click here to see info on
Novinger History Books

  1."The First Hundred Years ..."
  2."Novinger (Adair County)
  Missouri ..."

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