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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jesse Fell

(1751-1830)

 
 
Jesse Fell Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. Jesse Fell Marker
Inscription. At his tavern here on Feb. 11, 1808, Fell burned “stone coal” successfully in an open grate. This famed experiment spurred the rise of the anthracite industry & the Wyoming Valley's growth. He was a judge, 1798-1830; first burgess of Wilkes-Barre, 1806.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.572′ N, 75° 53.008′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of East Northampton Ave and South Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Northampton Ave. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Min L. Matheson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel J. Flood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 (approx. ¼ mile away); William G. McGowan (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilkes-Barre Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Wyoming (approx. 0.3 miles away); Franz Kline (1910 - 1962) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fred Morgan Kirby (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .
1. Valley changed forever in one Fell swoop | The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton PA
Wide view of the Jesse Fell Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the Jesse Fell Marker
. (Submitted on August 12, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Letter from Jesse Fell, Esq., describing his first experiment in burning coal for domestic use. (Submitted on August 12, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Reading Eagle: Judge's friends saw hoax in plan to burn hard coal. (Submitted on August 12, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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