Near Smithton in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Darr Mine Disaster
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
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 within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Edward Cook (approx. 3.6 miles away); West Newton Alliance Furnace (approx. 4.4 miles away); The 1948 Donora Smog (approx. 5½ miles away); Cement City (approx. 5.7 miles away); Coke Ovens (was approx. 5.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.