Near Kirby in Greene County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Greene County Coal Miners Memorial
United Mine Workers of America
1920 to 1960
Greene County, Pennsylvania
proudly dedicates this monument
to all coal miners
On December 6, 1962, 460 feet directly beneath this site,
37 miners lost their lives in the U.S. Steel
Robena Mine's Frosty Run Explosion -
one of the worst mine disasters
in Greene County history.
Erected by Greene County.
Location. 39° 47.777′ N, 80° 4.562′ W. Marker is near Kirby, Pennsylvania, in Greene County. Marker is on Interstate 79, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is next to the Pennsylvania Welcome Center/Rest Area near Kirby PA. Marker is in this post office area: Garards Fort PA 15334, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garard's Fort (approx. 2.8 miles away); Rev. John Corbley (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Garard's Fort (approx. 3½ miles away); Monongalia County/Pennsylvania (approx. 5.2 miles away in West Virginia); Catawba War Path Catawba War Path (approx. 6 miles away in West Virginia); Border Heroine (approx. 6.2 miles away in West Virginia); Site of First Court in Greene County (approx. 6.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Robena No. 3 Mine - United States Mine Rescue Association. (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Notable Events • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,180 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.