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Lynch in Harlan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lynch Firehouse

 
 
Lynch Firehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 20, 2017
1. Lynch Firehouse Marker
Inscription.  This building, constructed of native sandstone, as were most of the mine structures, was completed about 1920.

Machine shop personnel served as firemen.

The second story of the firehouse quartered mining company personnel; usually ten to fifteen men.

The attached structure was an ambulance garage constructed in 1957.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 36° 57.95′ N, 82° 55.059′ W. Marker is in Lynch, Kentucky, in Harlan County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Kentucky Route 160) and Church Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Marker is located on the Portal 31 Exhibition Mine grounds, on the north side of West Main Street at Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Portal 31 Circle, Lynch KY 40855, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lamp House No. 2 (a few steps from this marker); No. 31 Mine Portals (within shouting distance of this marker); Restaurant Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mine Ventilating Fan (within shouting distance of this marker); No. 31 Mine Shop (within shouting distance
Lynch Firehouse Marker (<i>wide view; firehouse is outside this photo frame - to the right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 20, 2017
2. Lynch Firehouse Marker (wide view; firehouse is outside this photo frame - to the right)
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of this marker); Railroad Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of Lynch (about 300 feet away); Winifrede Mine Conveyor (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynch.
 
More about this marker. This is a large, painted metal, "billboard-style" marker.
 
Regarding Lynch Firehouse. The attached ambulance garage (referenced on the marker) is gone. The firehouse building is currently occupied by a retail gift shop.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Portal 31 Exhibition Mine, Lynch, Kentucky
 
Lynch Firehouse (<i>located just east of the marker on Church Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 20, 2017
3. Lynch Firehouse (located just east of the marker on Church Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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