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

Briceville Church

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
1. Briceville Church Marker
Inscription. Built in 1888 by Welsh coal miners, the church and its cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Miners who fought the Tennessee National Guard over the use of convict labor during the Coal Creek War and the church was a temporary jail for captured miners in 1892.

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);

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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
2. Briceville Church Marker
Marker on right.
Welsh in Coal Creek (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Legacy of Condy Harmon (about 500 feet away); Miners' Circle Cemetery (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 . . .  Cross Mountain Mine Disaster. (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
3. Briceville Church
Note: "Coal Creek Mine Disaster Burial Site" sign at left of photo.
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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
4. Briceville Church
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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
5. Briceville Church
 
 
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 272 times since then. 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.
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