Why Miners Fought
Most Coal Creek miners and their families owned homes and land. An active social life was available in the form of brass bands, county fairs, baseball leagues, lodges, literary debates, and religious activities. When the convict lease system threatened their way of life, miners went to war with the state government.
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 on Vowell Mountain Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on Militia Hill. 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); Fort Anderson (here, next to this marker); Coal Creek War
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
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 129 times since then and 12 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.