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Earlington in Hopkins County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Century of Coal Mining

 
 
Century of Coal Mining Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Century of Coal Mining Marker
Inscription. Earlington founded in 1870 by St. Bernard Coal Co. Named for John Baylis Earle, who discovered No. 11 coal vein not far from this site, in 1869. John Bond Atkinson, the president of St. Bernard Coal, planned free public schools, free public library, Loch Mary Reservoir, an arboretum, home and church sites. In 1870, L & N Railroad began coal shipments from this area.
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1338.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 16.434′ N, 87° 30.735′ W. Marker is in Earlington, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lee Trover Todd Jr Highway (U.S. 41) and West Main Street (State Route 112), on the left when traveling north on South Lee Trover Todd Jr Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 East Main Street, Earlington KY 42410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carlow's Stone Wall (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Hockersmith House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Gov. Ruby Laffoon
Wide shot of marker near railroad tracks. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Wide shot of marker near railroad tracks.
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 3.8 miles away); County Named, 1806 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Army of Six (approx. 4 miles away); Rosenwald High School / Professor C. L. Timberlake (approx. 4.1 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Boom to Bust: The History of Earlington, Kentucky. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Statues of coal miners in pocket park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Statues of coal miners in pocket park.
Closeup of coal miner statue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Closeup of coal miner statue.
Intersection of Main and U.S. Highway 41. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
5. Intersection of Main and U.S. Highway 41.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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