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Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coal Car

 
 
Coal Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2016
1. Coal Car Marker
Inscription.  This coal car was one of many that were hoisted in and out of the mine. These cars were pulled by a hoist system. The cars were built with a low profile so that they could fit deep in the mine to be loaded without having to move the coal to the car itself.
 
Erected by Parks & Recreation, Montgomery County, VA.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 11.208′ N, 80° 25.871′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Merrimac Road and Virginia Route 701, on the left when traveling north. Located on the Huckleberry Trail in the Coal Mining Heritage Park and Loop Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 751 Merrimac Rd, Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hoist Foundation (a few steps from this marker); The Tipple (a few steps from this marker); Coal Car Hoist (a few steps from this marker); The Commissary (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Coal Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2016
2. Coal Car Marker
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The Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Virginia Tech Airport (approx. 1.8 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 1.9 miles away); Founding of the Future Farmers of Virginia (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Coal Mining Heritage Park and Loop Trail. (Submitted on June 26, 2016.)
 
Coal Car image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2016
3. Coal Car
Huckleberry Trail thru Coal Mining Heritage Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher
4. Huckleberry Trail thru Coal Mining Heritage Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Nov. 28, 2022