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Near Uniontown in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Connellsville Coke Region

 
 
Connellsville Coke Region Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 22, 2012
1. Connellsville Coke Region Marker
Inscription.  Located in Fayette and Westmoreland Counties, the region's abundant high quality Pittsburgh vein coal yielded superior coke, used to smelt iron. This refined form of coal was produced in beehive ovens from the mid-19th century to the 1970s. Immigrant and migrant workers who settled here after the Civil War provided labor for the booming coke industry. Byproduct ovens built near steel mills eventually rendered beehives obsolete.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 56.733′ N, 79° 39.387′ W. Marker is near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of University Drive (U.S. 119) and Penn State Campus Drive, on the right when traveling south on University Drive. Located at Penn State University-Fayette Campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Uniontown PA 15401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Connellsville Coke Region Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 22, 2012
2. Connellsville Coke Region Marker
are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fayette Campus (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meason House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gist's Plantation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Braddock Road (approx. 4.4 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fayette County (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Braddock Road (approx. 4.7 miles away); James Finley (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uniontown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 338 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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