Itinerant Miners' Cemetery Historical

Itinerant Miners' Cemetery Historical (HM1XME)

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

N 36° 12.317', W 84° 10.033'

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Itinerant miners worked in the Fraterville Mine alongside miners with long-term contracts and strong local ties. Bodies of the itinerant miners were not claimed after the 1902 explosion and were buried adjacent to the railroad spur that led to the mine. Some graves are marked with fieldstones and others are unmarked.

Early Welsh miners to the area had many superstitions, and spirits of the itinerant miners are said to still be calling for family members to identify them. On a clear night when the wind is blowing and the moon is full, listen carefully and you may hear them whispering their names.
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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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