Millfield in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Millﬁeld Coal Mine Disaster
November 5, 1930
Erected 1980 by the Ohio Historical Society.
Location. 39° 25.987′ N, 82° 4.649′ W. Marker is in Millfield, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is on Millfield-Jacksonville Road (County Route 27), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is about one mile east of the village of Millfield. Marker is in this post office area: Millfield OH 45761, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millfield Mine No. 6 - 1205 Disaster (approx. one mile away); Todd and Tony Carr Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hisylvania Coal Company Mine No. 22 (approx. 4.2 miles away); Glouster Korea-Vietnam War Memorial Trimble Township War Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Snake Ridge Lookout Tower (approx. 5.2 miles away); Historic Amesville (approx. 6.9 miles away); Western Library Association (approx. 6.9 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is painted a unique black with silver lettering instead of the typical Ohio Historical Marker scheme of brown with gold lettering, probably to depict both the color of coal and the tragedy of the loss in the mine explosion.
Regarding Millfield Coal Mine Disaster. Sigmund Kozma, who was sixteen years of age and the last of the nineteen mine explosion survivors, died in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, 3 January 2009, at the age of 97.
Also see . . .
1. Millfield Coal Mine Disaster. A very informative article accompanied with vintage photos. (Submitted on April 19, 2010.)
2. Millfield Coal Mine Disaster. Photos, History, Links (Submitted on December 15, 2010, by Joe Todd Fraker of Lancaster, Ohio.)
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