Twenty-two of the 300 miners killed in the 1902 Fraterville Mine explosion and the 1911 Cross Mountain Mine explosion are buried here. Before he suffocated in the Cross Mountain Mine, Eugene Ault left a farewell message on a barricade wall, which is inscribed on his headstone near the rear of the cemetery.
Erected by Coal Creek Watershed Foundation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Disasters • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation series list.
Location. 36° 10.683′ N, 84° 10.967′ W. Marker is in Briceville, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cross Mountain Disaster (here, next to this marker); "The Coal Creek War" (within shouting distance of this marker); Welsh in Coal Creek (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Legacy of Condy Harmon (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 March 27, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 27, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.