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Briceville in Anderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

“The Coal Creek War”

1891-92

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
1. "The Coal Creek War" Marker
Inscription. Coal Creek valley was the scene of an armed rebellion against the state by free miners seeking an end to the common practice of leasing convicts to coal companies. On Oct. 31, 1891 the convict laborers at Briceville were freed by armed miners. The revolt was subdued by the state militia, but led to the eventual abolition of the "convict lease system" and the establishment of Brushy Mountain State Prison in 1898.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D 32.)
 
Location. 36° 10.667′ N, 84° 11′ W. Marker is in Briceville, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on Slatestone Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Briceville Elementary School. Marker is in this post office area: Briceville TN 37710, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Briceville Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Cross Mountain Disaster (within shouting distance of this marker); Welsh in Coal Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Legacy of Condy Harmon (about 400 feet away); Miners' Circle Cemetery
"The Coal Creek War" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
2. "The Coal Creek War" Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Fraterville Disaster (approx. 2.1 miles away); Itinerant Miners' Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Village of Brothers (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Briceville.
 
Also see . . .  Coal Miner's War. (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Coal Creek Miners image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Coal Creek Miners
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 115 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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