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

Miners’ Circle Cemetery

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
1. Miners' Circle Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Thirty-one of the 84 miners who perished in the December 9, 1911 explosion of the Cross Mountain Mine are buried in concentric circles around a monument beside Circle Cemetery Road. The arrangement of headstones may be rooted in the Welsh ancestry of early miners to the area and the stone circle monuments in their native land.

The Cross Mountain miners lived and worked together as equals and remain so in death. Their headstones say they are "gone but not forgotten", claims which are validated by listing of the site on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Coal Creek Watershed Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Coal Creek Watershed marker series.
 
Location. 36° 10.3′ N, 84° 11.267′ W. Marker is in Briceville, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of Briceville Highway (Tennessee Route 116) and ircle Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling south on Briceville Highway. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of Laurel Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 255 Circle Cemetery Road, 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.

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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
2. Miners' Circle Cemetery Marker
Welsh in Coal Creek (approx. half a mile away); "The Coal Creek War" (approx. half a mile away); Legacy of Condy Harmon (approx. half a mile away); Briceville Church (approx. half a mile away); Cross Mountain Disaster (approx. half a mile away); Fraterville Disaster (approx. 2.6 miles away); Itinerant Miners' Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Village of Brothers (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Briceville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cross Mountain Mine Disaster and Rescue. (Submitted on April 1, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. For One More Breath: The Fraterville Mine Disaster. (Submitted on April 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 1, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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