The Hocking Valley Coal Strike

The Hocking Valley Coal Strike (HMOQT)

Location: Nelsonville, OH 45764 Athens County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 27.638', W 82° 13.925'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 322 views
Inscription

1884-1885

Side A:

Following a wage reduction from 70 to 60 cents per ton after many Hocking Valley coal mines consolidated in 1883, the Ohio Miners' Amalgamated Association struck on June 23, 1884. The operators responded by offering an even smaller tonnage rate and a requirement for returning miners to sign no-strike contracts. The strike idled three thousand miners in 46 mines at Nelsonville, Murray City, New Straitsville, Carbon Hill, Buchtel, Longstreth, and Shawnee.
(Continued on other side)


Side B:

(Continued from other side)
Syndicate mines precipitated violence by importing hundreds of immigrant strikebreakers and employing dozens of Pinkerton detectives as mine guards. A mine fire set at Syndicate #5 in New Straitsville still burned more than one hundred years later. Although the strike ended in March 1885 with no victory for the miners, the Ohio legislature ended the operators' practice of requiring miners to trade exclusively in company stores. Strike leader Chris Evans later became secretary of the American Federation of Labor and was a founder of the United Mine Workers of America.
Details
HM NumberHMOQT
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Tags
Marker Number6-5_MARKER_N
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council, Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 10:46am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 394005 N 4368619
Decimal Degrees39.46063333, -82.23208333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.638', W 82° 13.925'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 38.28" N, 82° 13' 55.50" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 Public Square, Nelsonville OH 45764, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?