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Briceville in Anderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Legacy of Condy Harmon

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
1. Legacy of Condy Harmon Marker
Inscription. Powell Harmon wrote a farewell letter before suffocating in the Fraterville Mine in 1902 that said, "My boys, never work in the coal mines.: His eldest son, Briceville student Condy Harmon, knew that honoring such a request would subject his family to hardship.

Family came first, so Condy quit school to mine coal and support his mother, brothers, and sisters. he never married, and died at age 24 in the 1911 Cross Mountain Mine explosion. To this day, Harmon descendants, as well as Briceville students, honor his sacrifice by graduating from high school and college. What a fitting tribute that is to a Briceville student from long ago.
 
Erected by Coal Creek Watershed Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Coal Creek Watershed marker series.
 
Location. 36° 10.7′ N, 84° 11.067′ W. Marker is in Briceville, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on Slatestone Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Briceville Public Library. Marker is in this post office area: Briceville TN 37710, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welsh in Coal Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Coal Creek War"

Legacy of Condy Harmon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
2. Legacy of Condy Harmon Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cross Mountain Disaster (about 500 feet away); Briceville Church (about 500 feet away); Miners' Circle Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Fraterville Disaster (approx. 2.1 miles away); Itinerant Miners' Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Village of Brothers (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Briceville.
 
Also see . . .  Cross Mountain Mine Disaster. (Submitted on April 1, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. DisastersIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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