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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jesse Fell

(1751-1830)

 
 
Jesse Fell Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. Jesse Fell Marker
Inscription.  At his tavern here on Feb. 11, 1808, Fell burned “stone coal” successfully in an open grate. This famed experiment spurred the rise of the anthracite industry & the Wyoming Valley's growth. He was a judge, 1798-1830; first burgess of Wilkes-Barre, 1806.
 
Erected 1996 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. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1992.
 
Location. 41° 14.572′ N, 75° 53.008′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of East Northampton Ave and South Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Northampton Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's High School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); F.M. Kirby & Co. Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Redington Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of the National Federation of the Blind
Wide view of the Jesse Fell Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the Jesse Fell Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Conrad's Young Men's Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.2 miles away); Min L. Matheson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Ship Zion Church Bell (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .
1. Valley changed forever in one Fell swoop | The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton PA. (Submitted on August 12, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Letter from Jesse Fell, Esq., describing his first experiment in burning coal for domestic use. (Submitted on August 12, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Reading Eagle: Judge's friends saw hoax in plan to burn hard coal. (Submitted on August 12, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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