Coal Creek's Fort Anderson at historic Militia Hill
ADA Accessibility Notes
This area has a gravel parking lot and the site of the old fort is in the wooded area next to parking lot and is uneven and surrounded by the original trenches dug by the convict miners as led by the Tennessee Militia.
This site has been nominated for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
The miners of Coal Creek, in Anderson County, Tennessee, left their mark on history. They fueled the industrial revolution. They fought the Tennessee Militia to abolish the use of convict miners by private industry during the Coal Creek War of 1891 to 1892. About 300 Coal Creek miners, many of them veterans of the Coal Creek War, perished in mine disasters in 1902 (Fraterville) and 1911 (Cross Mountain). Mine disasters like these raised public awareness of the hazards of mining, resulting in advances in mine safety practices. In the early part of the 20th century, thousands of coal miners died in the United States each year. In 2004, coal mining fatalities in the U.S. numbered 28. Here’s their story. www.coalcreekaml.com/Legacy.htm
How to Get There
Leach Cemetery Lake City, TN
Pet Friendly Notes
It's the great outdoors!
Time Period Represented
1891 to 1892 Coal Creek War
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