State Coal Mine
Unlike the convict lease system, the state-operated coal mine provided financial incentive for the state to sustain safe working conditions for convict miners. The Brushy Mountain Mine in Petros continue to yield substantial profits for state coffers until it closed in 1938.
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 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. Militia Hill (here, next to this marker); Breastworks (here, next to this marker); American Chestnuts
Also see . . . The Brushy Mtn. State Mines – 70 Years of Hard Labor (Part I). (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.