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Bartley in McDowell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Bartley Mine Disaster

 
 
Bartley Mine Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 21, 2007
1. Bartley Mine Disaster Marker
Inscription.  Near here in Bartley No. 1 shaft mine, on Jan. 10, 1940, fire and explosion killed ninety-one miners. The names of the men who lost their lives are inscribed on monument erected in the park by the United Mine Workers of America.
 
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1786.
 
Location. 37° 20.527′ N, 81° 44.338′ W. Marker is in Bartley, West Virginia, in McDowell County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 83 and Bartley Hollow Road (Local Route 83/01), on the right when traveling west on State Route 83. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartley WV 24813, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis’ Camp (approx. 9.4 miles away); Julius Cartwright Foster, “Corky” (approx. 9.7 miles
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away); McDowell County Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.7 miles away); Merci Boxcar (approx. 9.7 miles away); Bushwhackers in McDowell (approx. 9.7 miles away); McDowell in the Civil War (approx. 10½ miles away); Martha H. Moore Parkway (approx. 10½ miles away); Marthan H. Moore Riverfront Park (approx. 10½ miles away).
 
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Marker on SR 83 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 21, 2007
2. Marker on SR 83
United Mine Workers Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 21, 2007
3. United Mine Workers Monument
“In honor of the ninety one Members who lost their lives in Bartley No. 1 Mine on Jan. 10, 1940.” Click on image to read lists of names.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,078 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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