1891-92Coal Creek valley was the scene of an armed rebellion against the state by free miners seeking an end to the common practice of leasing convicts to coal companies. On Oct. 31, 1891 the convict laborers at Briceville were freed by armed miners. The revolt was subdued by the state militia, but led to the eventual abolition of the "convict lease system" and the establishment of Brushy Mountain State Prison in 1898.
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|Placed By||Tennesse Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 753319 N 4007344|
|Decimal Degrees||36.17778333, -84.18333333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 10.667', W 84° 11'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 10' 40.02" N, 84° 11' 0" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 110 Slatestone Rd, Rocky Top TN 37769, US|
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