Ghosts of Convict Miners Historical

Ghosts of Convict Miners Historical (HM1X9D)

Location: Rocky Top, TN 37769 Anderson County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 12.883', W 84° 10.017'

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In 1877, convicts replaced striking Welsh miners in the Knoxville Iron and Coal Company Mine, located in the hollow to the south. Prison records show that 131 convict miners died there from 1877 to 1893, while others were caught igniting methane gas entering the mine to cook wild game over open flames.
Some believe the 1902 Fraterville Mine explosion was caused by ghosts of convict miners once again igniting methane gas to cook wild game. Fieldstones mark where convicts are buried, and only they know the origin of burn-spots and charred animal bones besides their graves.
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HM NumberHM1X9D
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Placed ByCoal Creek Watershed Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 754673 N 4011485
Decimal Degrees36.21471667, -84.16695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 12.883', W 84° 10.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 12' 52.98" N, 84° 10' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 Beech Grove Rd, Rocky Top TN 37769, US
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