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

Itinerant Miners' Cemetery

 
 
Itinerant Miners' Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
1. Itinerant Miners' Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Itinerant miners worked in the Fraterville Mine alongside miners with long-term contracts and strong local ties. Bodies of the itinerant miners were not claimed after the 1902 explosion and were buried adjacent to the railroad spur that led to the mine. Some graves are marked with fieldstones and others are unmarked.

Early Welsh miners to the area had many superstitions, and spirits of the itinerant miners are said to still be calling for family members to identify them. On a clear night when the wind is blowing and the moon is full, listen carefully and you may hear them whispering their names.
 
Erected by Coal Creek Watershed Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation series list.
 
Location. 36° 12.317′ N, 84° 10.033′ W. Marker is in Fraterville, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on Briceville Highway (Tennessee Route 116) near Andy's Ridge Road

Itinerant Miners' Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
2. Itinerant Miners' Cemetery Marker
Marker is in the middle.
, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake City TN 37769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fraterville Disaster (here, next to this marker); Village of Brothers (here, next to this marker); Militia Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Breastworks (approx. 0.7 miles away); American Chestnuts (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fire on Coal Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); State Coal Mine (approx. 0.7 miles away); Siege on Fort (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fraterville.
 
Also see . . .  Fraterville Mine Disaster. (Submitted on April 1, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 44 times this year. 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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