Pineville in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The first to begin operations in Bell County, starting in 1889, with 1500 acres of coal land. Extension of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad to this area in 1888 marked the beginning of a new industrial era. This mine was not a financial success until it was purchased by Wallsend Coal and Coke Co., 1904, a Ky. corporation, but stock held mostly in England.
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1272.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
Location. 36° 45.867′ N, 83° 42.352′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of Bob Madon Bypass (U.S. 25E) and Tennessee Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Bob Madon Bypass. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville KY 40977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Boone's Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Joshua Fry Bell (approx. Bell County War Dead Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mountain Gateway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cumberland Ford (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Wilderness Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chained Rock (approx. 0.9 miles away); Invasion and Retreat (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.