Eckley Miners’ Village
Because the owners made few changes or improvements in the community, the village’s original appearance is easy to see. The village provides today’s visitors with an authentic reflection of life in an anthracite-mining town. That is why Paramount Studios purchased Eckley as a movie set for the Molly Mcguires in 1967-68. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania acquired the village from a local preservation organization in 1971 and opened it as a museum in 1975.
Today, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, working with the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and other partners throughout the northeastern Pennsylvania, preserves and tell the story of the anthracite region and its people.
(Inscription under the photo in the upper right)
Coal from Ekley and other mines
(Inscription under the image in the lower right)
Eckley Miners’ Village today retains about 80 buildings, including mine owner’s houses, miners and laborers’ houses, two churches and other service structures. The Visitor Center exhibition and the village tour explain the growth and decline of the village and the way of life in anthracite “patch towns.”
Erected by Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.
Location. 40° 59.72′ N, 75° 51.377′ W. Marker is in Weatherly, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is near the entrance to the Visitor Center, Village of Eckley. 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 (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Eckley Miners' Village (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Eckley Miners’ Village (within shouting distance of this marker);
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. submitted on October 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.