Thanks, Lisa. That's how I got my current supply of coal--about one big trashcan's worth. I didn't put a note on Craig's List, but made a contact through a woodstove forum. The coal lasted about one month. I don't use the stove everyday; it depends if I'm home all day or have to go out. I work from home, so I'm often home all day. I will take your suggestion to put something on Craig's List. I like local and free, that's for sure. And hey, if it helps clean out someone's basement, that's okay, too.
I cringe to think of the mountain of coal left in my grandmother's house when she sold it! She had converted to gas at that point, but still had a big pile in the basement. That was some years ago, but I bet there are still basements of coal around. Many houses in my neighborhood of historic houses have coal doors for delivery.
Thanks for all the helpful information. Nice that Harrisonburg has a few sources of anthracite.