Near Smithton in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Darr Mine Disaster
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 9.269′ N, 79° 45.338′ W. Marker is near Smithton, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 981 and Van Meter Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 981. Touch for map. Located at the Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Belle Vernon PA 15012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Edward Cook (approx. 3.6 miles away); West Newton (approx. 4 miles away); Alliance Furnace (approx. 4.4 miles away); The 1948 Donora Smog (approx. 5˝ miles away); Cement City Coke Ovens (was approx. 5.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); George Adam Weddell (approx. 6.6 miles away); Rabe Manor (approx. 6.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Olive Branch Baptist Church. Website (Submitted on April 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Darr Mine Disaster - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on April 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Darr Mine Explosion. Article from United States Mine Rescue Association (Submitted on May 5, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 696 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.