Lynch Historical

Lynch Historical (HM1TWQ)

Location: Lynch, KY 40855 Harlan County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 57.909', W 82° 54.951'

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Built by U.S. Steel Corp., 1917-25, this was largest company-owned town in Kentucky through World War II. Crucial need for steel during WWI led to founding of town, site of millions of tons of high-quality coal. With largest coal tipple then in existence, Lynch had first fully electrified coal mine in U.S. Much of the self-contained, model city dismantled in 1960s by U.S. Steel.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1987
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 329448 N 4092721
Decimal Degrees36.96515000, -82.91585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.909', W 82° 54.951'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 54.54" N, 82° 54' 57.06" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near KY-160, Lynch KY 40855, US
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