Eckley Miners' Village

Eckley Miners' Village (HM1OO8)

Location: Weatherly, PA 18255 Luzerne County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 59.732', W 75° 51.341'

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Founded in 1854 as Fillmore, it was renamed for noted mining engineer Eckley Coxe. It was built to house anthracite coal miners and their families, many European immigrants. Coal patch towns like Eckley were common in northeast Pa. in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Colliery operations declined by the 1950s, but the site was restored for the 1970 film The Molly Maguires. Subsequently it was converted to a state historic site operated by PHMC.
HM NumberHM1OO8
Year Placed2015
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 19th, 2015 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 428030 N 4538613
Decimal Degrees40.99553333, -75.85568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 59.732', W 75° 51.341'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 59' 43.92" N, 75° 51' 20.46" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102-106 Main St, Weatherly PA 18255, US
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