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Blossburg in Tioga County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coal Discovery

 
 
Coal Discovery [Missing] Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish
1. Coal Discovery [Missing] Marker
Inscription. While acting as scouts for the Williamson Road party in 1792, Robert and Benjamin Patterson discovered coal at present-day Blossburg. The first drift to mine the coal was opened on Bear Creek by David Clemons about 1815.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Comission.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 39.889′ N, 77° 4.878′ W. Marker was in Blossburg, Pennsylvania, in Tioga County. Marker was on North Williamson Road (Business U.S. 15) 0.7 miles north of South Williamson Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Blossburg PA 16912, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. William B. Wilson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coal in Tioga County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Blossburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Williamson Road (approx. 7.4 miles away); Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott Ostrom (approx. 7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); a different marker also named Williamson Road (approx. 8.2 miles away); Camp of the Pioneers (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blossburg.
 
Also see . . .
Wide view of the Coal Discovery [Missing] Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Wide view of the Coal Discovery [Missing] Marker

1. We're Blossburg Proud: Blossburg Coal History. (Submitted on June 7, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Coal Discovery - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, 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 June 7, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on April 20, 2014, by Michael of Wheeler, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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