Champion Mines

Champion Mines (HMIVM)

Location: Oneonta, AL 35121 Blount County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 56.337', W 86° 27.529'

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John Hanby came in 1817 and found a rich seam of brown iron ore. Named Champion in 1882 when Henry DeBardeleben and James Sloss bought land and brought L&N Railroad causing county seat to be moved from Blountsville to Oneonta in 1889. Most ore was mined by Shook and Fletcher 1925-1967 from Champion & Taits Gap mines under E. N. Vandergrift, superintendent. Ore was shipped to Woodward, T. C. I. & Sloss furnaces in Birmingham and Republic in Gadsden.
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HM NumberHMIVM
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Year Placed1989
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 7:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 550013 N 3755518
Decimal Degrees33.93895000, -86.45881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 56.337', W 86° 27.529'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 56' 20.22" N, 86° 27' 31.74" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 137-267 Champion Rd, Oneonta AL 35121, US
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