Cross Mountain Disaster Historical

Cross Mountain Disaster Historical (HM1XK4)

Location: Briceville, TN 37710 Anderson County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 10.683', W 84° 10.967'

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The Cross Mountain Mine opened in 1888 approximately one mile up Slatestone Road to the west. By 1911, it had two power plants to generate electricity, providing incandescent light for the main entries. Coal was cut by electric chain machines and hauled out of the mine by electric motor cars.

The mine exploded on December 9, 1911. Although 84 miners perished, five were rescued by engineers and apparatus crews from the U.S. Bureau of Mines. As one of the first successful mine rescues in the United States, lessons-learned at Cross Mountain led to safer working conditions for miners today.
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HM NumberHM1XK4
Placed ByCoal Creek Watershed Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 753368 N 4007375
Decimal Degrees36.17805000, -84.18278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.683', W 84° 10.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 40.98" N, 84° 10' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)865, 423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1305-1311 TN-116, Briceville TN 37710, US
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