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

The Tipple

 
 
The Tipple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2016
1. The Tipple Marker
Inscription. Here was the center of the entire Merrimac community: the Tipple was the largest and most prominent building here. Reaching 100 feet high, the Tipple was the loading station for the train, the Huckleberry. The Huckleberry would run directly through the Tipple. Miners would load the train cars as they would pull up. The coal would be pulled out of the mine and loaded on to the train cars through the hoist system. Before all the coal was put on the train, it would be filtered and separated from rock and coal that was too low-quality to sell. <(Photo courtesy Proco, Merrimac Mines)
 
Erected by Parks & Recreation, Montgomery County, VA.
 
Location. 37° 11.203′ N, 80° 25.865′ 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); Coal Car Hoist (a few steps
The Tipple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2016
2. The Tipple Marker
from this marker); Hoist Foundation (a few steps from this marker); The Commissary (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hotel (approx. 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 & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
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 143 times since then and 25 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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