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Black Creek Park, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership and the Fultondale Coke Oven Park

 
 
Black Creek Park, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership and the Fultondale Coke Oven Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, December 19, 2011
1. Black Creek Park, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership and the Fultondale Coke Oven Park Marker
Inscription. Black Creek Park, part of the Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership, encompasses the Fultondale Coke Oven Park development. The Fultondale Coke Oven Park preserves the environment and history of the old mining communities of north Birmingham, including the beehive coke ovens. The Five Mile Creek area experienced an explosion of coal mining and mining camps in the late 1800s due to the unique possession of all the resources needed for iron and steel production: iron ore, limestone and coal. The historic Mary Lee beehive coke ovens found on the southeast side of the creek, are the focal point of the park’s development. The coal was purified in the beehive coke oven to reveal a nearly pure form of carbon which fueled Birmingham iron furnaces and steel mills. The Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership represents the Jefferson County communities of Center Point, Tarrant, Fultondale, Coalburg, Republic, Brookside, Cardiff, Graysville and Linn Crossing.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Fultondale. (Marker Number None.)
 
Location. 33° 37.294′ N, 86° 47.945′ W. Marker is in Fultondale, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Yarbrough Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map
Black Creek Park, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership and the Fultondale Coke Oven Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, December 19, 2011
2. Black Creek Park, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership and the Fultondale Coke Oven Park Marker
. The marker is located in Black Creek Park next to the Senior Center. Marker is in this post office area: Fultondale AL 35068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gardendale, Alabama (approx. 1.9 miles away); Virgil Allen Howard (approx. 1.9 miles away); Tarrant City Hall (approx. 3 miles away); History of the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (approx. 4.1 miles away); Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); North Birmingham (approx. 4.8 miles away); Zion Memorial Gardens (approx. 4.9 miles away); CDR "Snuffy" Smith (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 823 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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