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Near Uniontown in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Connellsville Coke Region

 
 
Connellsville Coke Region Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 22, 2012
1. Connellsville Coke Region Marker
Inscription. Located in Fayette and Westmoreland Counties, the region's abundant high quality Pittsburgh vein coal yielded superior coke, used to smelt iron. This refined form of coal was produced in beehive ovens from the mid-19th century to the 1970s. Immigrant and migrant workers who settled here after the Civil War provided labor for the booming coke industry. Byproduct ovens built near steel mills eventually rendered beehives obsolete.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.733′ N, 79° 39.387′ W. Marker is near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of University Drive (U.S. 119) and Penn State Campus Drive, on the right when traveling south on University Drive. Touch for map. Located at Penn State University-Fayette Campus. Marker is in this post office area: Uniontown PA 15401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fayette Campus (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meason House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gist's Plantation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Braddock Road - Dunbar’s Camp (approx.
Connellsville Coke Region Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 22, 2012
2. Connellsville Coke Region Marker
4.4 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fayette County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Braddock Road (approx. 4.7 miles away); James Finley (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uniontown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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