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Weatherly in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eckley Miners’ Village

 
 
Eckley Miners' Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
1. Eckley Miners' Village Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1854 as Fillmore, it was renamed for noted mining engineer Eckley Coxe. It was built to house anthracite coal miners and their families, many European immigrants. Coal patch towns like Eckley were common in northeast Pa. in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Colliery operations declined by the 1950s, but the site was restored for the 1970 film The Molly Maguires. Subsequently it was converted to a state historic site operated by PHMC.
 
Erected 2015 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 59.732′ N, 75° 51.341′ W. Marker is in Weatherly, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Main Street, Weatherly PA 18255, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Exploring the Corridor (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Eckley Miners’ Village (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Eckley Miners’ Village (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laborer’s Double Dwelling (about 600 feet away); Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church
Eckley Miners' Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
2. Eckley Miners' Village Marker
(approx. 2½ miles away); Weatherly Civil War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Weatherly War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Lattimer Massacre (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weatherly.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Eckley Miners' Village-Rail Car image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
3. Eckley Miners' Village-Rail Car
Eckley Miners' Village-Very large piece of coal image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
4. Eckley Miners' Village-Very large piece of coal
Eckley Miners' Village-Immaculate Conception Church Rectory-1861 (Museum Shop) image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
5. Eckley Miners' Village-Immaculate Conception Church Rectory-1861 (Museum Shop)
Eckley Miners' Village-Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
6. Eckley Miners' Village-Presbyterian Church
Eckley Miners' Village-Double Family Dwelling image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
7. Eckley Miners' Village-Double Family Dwelling
Eckley Miners' Village-Breaker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
8. Eckley Miners' Village-Breaker
This movie prop stands near the site of one of the three original Council Ridge breakers. Mined lump coal was cleaned and sized in the breaker often by injured or elderly workers or young boys.
Eckley Miners' Village-Double Family Dwelling image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
9. Eckley Miners' Village-Double Family Dwelling
Eckley Miners' Village-Double Family Dwelling image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
10. Eckley Miners' Village-Double Family Dwelling
Eckley Miners' Village-Double Family Dwelling image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
11. Eckley Miners' Village-Double Family Dwelling
Eckley Miners' Village-Mine Owner's House-1861 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
12. Eckley Miners' Village-Mine Owner's House-1861
Eckley Miners' Village-St. James Protestant Episcopal Church, 1859 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
13. Eckley Miners' Village-St. James Protestant Episcopal Church, 1859
Eckley Miners' Village-Eckley Social and Sports Club-1946 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
14. Eckley Miners' Village-Eckley Social and Sports Club-1946
Eckley Miners' Village-Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
15. Eckley Miners' Village-Catholic Church
Inscription on the marker above the entrance-Church of the Immaculate Conception A.D. 1861
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on October 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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