Coal Creek War Historical

Coal Creek War Historical (HM1X9A)

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

N 36° 12.883', W 84° 10.017'

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Welsh miners from the Knoxville Iron and Coal Company began mining coal at the foot of this hill in 1867, but were replaced by convict laborers during a strike in 1877. After convicts were brought to a mine in Briceville in July 1891, miners and business leaders met to plan a response.

Miners captured the stockades, sent convicts and guards on trains to Knoxville, and telegraphed Gov. Buck Buchanan informing him that convicts were no longer be allowed to take jobs from miners. The Coal Creek War then spread to convict mines in Oliver Springs, Tracy City, and Inman, Tennessee.
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HM NumberHM1X9A
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Placed ByCoal Creek Watershed Foundation
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Date Added Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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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
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 Beech Grove Rd, Rocky Top TN 37769, US
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