“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Oakland Township in Chatham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Coal Glen Mine Disaster

Coal Glen Mine Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
circa May 27, 2017
1. Coal Glen Mine Disaster Marker
Inscription. State’s worst mining accident occurred on May 27, 1925, when explosions killed 53 men. Shaft 1½ mi. SW.
Erected 2017 by North Carolina office of Archives and History. (Marker Number H-123.)
Location. 35° 34.889′ N, 79° 11.714′ W. Marker is in Oakland Township, North Carolina, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 501 and Walter Bright Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 501. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sanford NC 27330, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles D. McIver (approx. 4.4 miles away); Granville Grant (approx. 6.4 miles away); Ramsey's Mill (approx. 6.6 miles away); Buffalo Church (approx. 8.3 miles away); A.A.F Seawell (approx. 9 miles away); Tory Raid (approx. 9.1 miles away); Charles Manly (approx. 9.7 miles away); Our Confederate Heroes (approx. 9.7 miles away).
Also see . . .  Highway marker stirs memories of 1925 coal mine disaster. The News & Observer (6/2/2017) (Submitted on August 12, 2018.) 
Categories. Disasters
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2018. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 11, 2018. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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