According to the Tennessee Blue Book, A History of Tennessee, "Violence in the coal fields peaked during the summer of 1892, when state militia fought pitched battles with armed miners, arrested over 500 of them, and killed 27. The miner uprisings prodded the General Assembly to end convict leasing, making Tennessee one of the first Southern states to get rid of the system."
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. Ghosts of Convict Miners (here, next to this marker); Why Miners Fought (here, next to this marker);
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. 5. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.