Dagus Mines, PA

Populated place
Former coal town


Photo taken by Brian Manville on June 21, 2017




Post office dates: Aug. 12, 1880-Present

Dagus Mines is an unincorporated community and coal town located in Elk County. The post office opened in 1880. Dagus Mines was built by the Northwestern and Mine Exchange Company for its workers. The most famous mine was a 36" thick section of the Lower Kittanning seam. (Sometimes locally known as the Dagus seam.) J.H. Steele would open a company store, carrying mining supplies, clothing, footwear, groceries and feed for farm animals. It later became G.H. Gatto's store. The building then served as an apartment building until early 2017 when it was destroyed by fire and razed.

Dagus Mines also featured a hotel and union hall. The Dagus Mines Union Hall once stood where the Fox Township Medical Center is today. Besides union meetings, medicine shows often appeared there. Across the street from the union hall was the Hau Hotel.

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2017: New photos from Brian Manville