Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Coalport in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coalport

 
 
Coalport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
1. Coalport Marker
Inscription. The Reilly Post Office served the area until 1883 when the borough was incorporated and the name changed. Growth came with the arrival of the Bell's Gap Railroad in 1883 which opened the area to coal mining. The once bustling town had theatres, sawmills, hotels, and opera house, a newspaper, company stores and a tipple downtown. On August 15, 1928 an explosion in Blain City killed 13 miners.
 
Erected 2004 by Clearfield County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 40° 44.853′ N, 78° 32.091′ W. Marker is in Coalport, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 53) and Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coalport PA 16627, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William A. Nevling Tavern (approx. 5.2 miles away); Alexander's Fording (approx. 7.6 miles away); Alexander Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Bell Site Dig (approx. 10.2 miles away); John Ludwig Snyder (approx. 10 miles
Coalport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
2. Coalport Marker
Looking south on Main Street
away); Bloody Knox (approx. 10.7 miles away); Civil War Draft Resistance (approx. 10.7 miles away); Hastings UMWA - District 2 Labor Chautauquas (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Categories. DisastersIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Paid Advertisement