Village of Brothers Historical

Village of Brothers Historical (HM1XMD)

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

N 36° 12.317', W 84° 10.033'

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Major Eldad Cicero Camp, a Civil War Union veteran, U.S. District Attorney, and businessman, never used convicts in his mines. Instead, he established contracts with experienced miners. Fraterville, the name of Major Camp's first mine and the surrounding town, means village of brothers.

The mine opened in 1870 and is located one mile to the southwest. Fraterville miners convinced their relatives to join them in their mining ventures. The miners had the opportunity to own their own land, build their own homes, be paid in cash fo coal they mined, and validated the concept of Fraterville as a village of brothers.
Placed ByCoal Creek Watershed Foundation
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Date Added Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 754680 N 4010438
Decimal Degrees36.20528333, -84.16721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 12.317', W 84° 10.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 12' 19.02" N, 84° 10' 1.98" 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 150-268 Andys Ridge Rd, Rocky Top TN 37769, US
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