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Blossburg in Tioga County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coal Discovery

 
 
Coal Discovery [Missing] Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish
1. Coal Discovery [Missing] Marker
Inscription.  
While acting as scouts for the Williamson Road party in 1792, Robert and Benjamin Patterson discovered coal at present-day Blossburg. The first drift to mine the coal was opened on Bear Creek by David Clemons about 1815.
 
Erected 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 year for this entry is 1792.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 39.889′ N, 77° 4.878′ W. Marker was in Blossburg, Pennsylvania, in Tioga County. Marker was on North Williamson Road (Business U.S. 15) 0.7 miles north of South Williamson Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Blossburg PA 16912, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. William B. Wilson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coal in Tioga County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Blossburg Veterans Memorial (approx.
Wide view of the Coal Discovery [Missing] Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Wide view of the Coal Discovery [Missing] Marker
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1.3 miles away); Williamson Road (approx. 7.4 miles away); Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott Ostrom (approx. 7½ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7½ miles away); Site of the Block House (approx. 7½ miles away); a different marker also named Williamson Road (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blossburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Coal Discovery - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Blossburg State Coal Festival. City website entry (Submitted on February 17, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on April 20, 2014, by Michael of Wheeler, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022