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Eccles Mine Explosions

 
 
Eccles Mine Explosions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 28, 2012
1. Eccles Mine Explosions Marker
Inscription. Five miles west at Eccles, on April 28, 1914, a gas explosion in No. 5 Mine in the Beckley seam killed 174 miners; another nine died in No. 6 Mine above from blackdamp. On March 8, 1926, 19 died in No. 5. In 1891, Royal Mine on New River was first to open in Raleigh County. From 1891 to 1991, county mines produced in excess of 791M tons of coal, while accidents claimed the lives of 2,121 miners.
 
Erected 1994 by Raleigh County Historical Society, West Virginia, Archives and History.
 
Location. 37° 46.662′ N, 81° 11.321′ W. Marker is in Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located on the lawn of the Raleigh County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Main Street, Beckley WV 25801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Attar Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Beckley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Superintendent's House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bachelorís Shanty
Eccles Mine Explosions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 28, 2012
2. Eccles Mine Explosions Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Wildwood (approx. 0.9 miles away); From Agriculture to Mining (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Indian Path (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beckley.
 
Also see . . .
1. Blackdamp - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 11, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Eccles Mine Explosion - U.S. Mine Rescue Association. (Submitted on October 11, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Eccles Mine Explosions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 28, 2012
3. Eccles Mine Explosions Marker
Raleigh County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 28, 2012
4. Raleigh County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016.
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