Twenty-two of the 300 miners killed in the 1902 Fraterville Mine explosion and the 1911 Cross Mountain Mine explosion are buried here. Before he suffocated in the Cross Mountain Mine, Eugene Ault left a farewell message on a barricade wall, which is inscribed on his headstone near the rear of the cemetery.
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. Cross Mountain Disaster (here, next to this marker); "The Coal Creek War" (within shouting distance of this marker);
Also see . . . Cross Mountain Mine Disaster. (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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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 317 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 27, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.