Coal Creek War
Miners captured the stockades, sent convicts and guards on trains to Knoxville, and telegraphed Gov. Buck Buchanan informing him that convicts were no longer be allowed to take jobs from miners. The Coal Creek War then spread to convict mines in Oliver Springs, Tracy City, and Inman, Tennessee.
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. 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); Why Miners Fought (here, next to this
Also see . . . Coal Creek War. (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 151 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.