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Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hoist Foundation

 
 
Hoist Foundation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2016
1. Hoist Foundation Marker
Inscription. Here was the first foundation that pulled the coal cars from the mine. This foundation held the hoist that worked in sequence with a series of hoists to move the coal. The foundations are still here to this day because of the force that was put on them each day in the early 1900's. The picture you see below is of the hoist that the foundations supported.
 
Erected by Parks & Recreation, Montgomery County, VA.
 
Location. 37° 11.208′ N, 80° 25.88′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Merrimac Road and Virginia Route 701, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the Huckleberry Trail in the Coal Mining Heritage Park and Loop Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 751 Merrimac Rd, Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coal Car (a few steps from this marker); The Tipple (a few steps from this marker); Coal Car Hoist (within shouting distance of this marker); The Commissary (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hotel (approx.
The Huckleberry Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2016
2. The Huckleberry Trail
0.2 miles away); Virginia Tech Airport (approx. 1.8 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 1.9 miles away); Founding of the Future Farmers of Virginia (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Coal Mining Heritage Park and Loop Trail. (Submitted on June 26, 2016.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Huckleberry Trail thru Coal Mining Heritage Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Huckleberry Trail thru Coal Mining Heritage Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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