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Blair in Logan County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Battle of Blair Mt.

 
 
Battle of Blair Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 23, 2008
1. Battle of Blair Mountain Marker
Inscription.  In August of 1921, 7000 striking miners led by Bill Blizzard met at Marmet for a march on Logan to organize the southern coalfields for the UMWA. Reaching Blair Mt. on August 31, they were repelled by deputies and mine guards, under Sheriff Don Chafin, waiting in fortified positions. The five-day battle ended with the arrival of U. S. Army and Air Corps. UMWA organizing efforts in southern WV were halted until 1933.
 
Erected 2002 by WV Celebration 2000, West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Labor Unions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 37° 52.467′ N, 81° 49.988′ W. Marker is in Blair, West Virginia, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 17 and Blair Post Office Road and County Highway 15 (County Highway 15), on the right when traveling north on State Route 17. Marker is on the northside of Blair Mountain. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blair WV 25022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Blair Mountain (approx. 4.8 miles away); Clothier (approx. 4.8 miles away); Courage in the Hollers (approx. 4.8 miles away); Buffalo Creek Disaster (approx. 8.8 miles away); Logan (approx. 8.8 miles away); Burning of Logan Courthouse (approx. 8.8 miles away); Chief Logan's Speech (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Courthouse Bell (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Bill Blizzard & Blair Mountain
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Blair Mountain - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. The Battle of Blair Mountain Is Still Being Waged. (Submitted on December 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Battle of Blair Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 23, 2008
2. Battle of Blair Mountain Marker
Photo taken looking south on Route 17, toward Blair Mountain. Route 17 will take you over Blair Mountain and through the area where the miners tried to cross over toward Logan, WV.
Battle of Blair Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 23, 2008
3. Battle of Blair Mountain Marker
Photo taken looking south on Route 17, from a different perspective that the other distance photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,598 times since then and 110 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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