Near Smithton in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Darr Mine Disaster
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1886.
Location. 40° 9.269′ N, 79° 45.338′ W. Marker is near Smithton, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 981 and Van Meter Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 981. Located at the Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belle Vernon PA 15012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Colonel Edward Cook (approx. 3.6 miles away); West Newton (approx. 4 miles away); Alliance Furnace (approx. 4.4 miles away); The 1948 Donora Smog (approx. 5½ miles away); Cement City (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mustard Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 6.3 miles away); George Adam Weddell (approx. 6.6 miles away); Rabe Manor (approx. 6.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Olive Branch Baptist Church. Website (Submitted on April 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Darr Mine Disaster - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on April 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Darr Mine Explosion. Article from United States Mine Rescue Association (Submitted on May 5, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.