Jim Thorpe in Carbon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Anthracite was first discovered near here in Summit Hill in 1791.
Weight: 15,100 lbs. Content: 99% pure carbon
Energy content: 205,360,000 (BTU's)
Location. 40° 51.789′ N, 75° 44.277′ W. Marker is in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is at the intersection of East Calawissa Street (U.S. 209) and Susquehannah Street (U.S. 209) on East Calawissa Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jim Thorpe PA 18229, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. From Mountain to Market (here, next to this marker); Mauch Chunk Railroad Station (a few steps from this marker); Packer Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Carbon County (within shouting The Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Self Made Man (about 300 feet away); Molly Maguire Executions (approx. half a mile away); Colonel Jacob Weiss Monument (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jim Thorpe.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.