Millfield in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Millfield Coal Mine Disaster
November 5, 1930
Erected 1980 by the Ohio Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Disasters • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
Location. 39° 25.987′ N, 82° 4.649′ W. Marker is in Millfield, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is on Millfield-Jacksonville Road (County Route 27), on the right when traveling east. Marker is about one mile east of the village of Millfield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millfield OH 45761, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millfield Mine No. 6 - 1205 Disaster (approx. Todd and Tony Carr Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Athens County Infirmary (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hisylvania Coal Company Mine No. 22 (approx. 4.2 miles away); Glouster Korea-Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Trimble Township War Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Snake Ridge Lookout Tower (approx. 5.2 miles away); Historic Amesville (approx. 6.9 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is painted a unique black with silver lettering instead of the typical Ohio Historical Marker scheme of brown with gold lettering, probably to depict both the color of coal and the tragedy of the loss in the mine explosion.
Regarding Millfield Coal Mine Disaster. Sigmund Kozma, who was sixteen years of age and the last of the nineteen mine explosion survivors, died in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, 3 January 2009, at the age of 97.
Also see . . . Millfield Coal Mine Disaster. Photos, History, Links (Submitted on December 15, 2010, by Joe Todd Fraker of Lancaster, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 3,733 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.