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. Marker is located on Militia Hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake City TN 37769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ghosts of Convict Miners (here,
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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 167 times since then and 21 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.