Cross Mountain Disaster
The mine exploded on December 9, 1911. Although 84 miners perished, five were rescued by engineers and apparatus crews from the U.S. Bureau of Mines. As one of the first successful mine rescues in the United States, lessons-learned at Cross Mountain led to safer working conditions for miners today.
Erected by Coal Creek Watershed Foundation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Coal Creek Watershed marker series.
Location. 36° 10.683′ N, 84° 10.967′ W. Marker is in Briceville, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on Briceville Highway (Tennessee Route 116), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Briceville TN 37710, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Briceville Church (here, next to this marker); "The Coal Creek War" (within shouting distance of this marker); Welsh in Coal Creek
Also see . . . Cross Mountain Mine Disaster. (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Categories. • Disasters • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.