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Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coal Car Hoist

 
 
Coal Car Hoist Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2016
1. Coal Car Hoist Marker
Inscription. The coal car hoist was the force that pulled the cars out of the mine. Each hoist used a large winch-like structure that was originally powered by steam. The picture you see below is of two miners being pulled out of the mine by the hoist system.
 
Erected by Parks & Recreation, Montgomery County, VA.
 
Location. 37° 11.211′ N, 80° 25.863′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Merrimac Road and County Route 701, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the Huckleberry Trail in the Coal Mining Heritage Park and Loop Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 751 Merrimac Rd, Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coal Car (a few steps from this marker); The Tipple (a few steps from this marker); Hoist Foundation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Commissary (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Virginia Tech Airport (approx. 1.8 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 1.9 miles away); Founding of the Future Farmers of Virginia (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .
Coal Car Hoist Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2016
2. Coal Car Hoist Marker
 Coal Mining Heritage Park and Loop Trail. (Submitted on June 26, 2016.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Huckleberry Trail thru Coal Mining Heritage Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Huckleberry Trail thru Coal Mining Heritage Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016.
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