Ghosts of Convict Miners
Some believe the 1902 Fraterville Mine explosion was caused by ghosts of convict miners once again igniting methane gas to cook wild game. Fieldstones mark where convicts are buried, and only they know the origin of burn-spots and charred animal bones besides their graves.
Erected by Coal Creek Watershed Foundation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Coal Creek Watershed marker series.
Location. 36° 12.883′ N, 84° 10.017′ W. Marker is in Rocky Top, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of Beech Grove Road and Vowell Mountain Lane, on the left when traveling north on Beech Grove Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake City TN 37769, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Anderson (here, next to this marker); Why Miners Fought (here, next to this marker); Coal Creek War
Also see . . .
1. Ghosts of the Convict Miners. (Submitted on March 11, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Knoxville Iron Company. (Submitted on March 11, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.