Welcome to the real Silent Hill ! "In the small town of Ashland, Pennsylvania, Route 61 takes an unexplained detour; a “Keep Out” sign straddles the original highway. Ignore the warning and you’ll arrive in the abandoned town of Centralia, where an underground mine fire has been burning since 1962 when residents accidentally ignited a vein of anthracite coal‘Silent Hill’ was based on this town" – à (As cited by, http://malformalady.tumblr.com).
Coal and Coal Mines. of Coal Mining. alone, more than coal. Formation of Coal Beds. Coal Resources of the. Coal Resources and. Coal was mined in America in the early century, and commercial mining started around 1730 in Midlothian, Virginia.