Coal Creek's Fort Anderson at historic Militia Hill

This site has been nominated for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. 

 

OVERVIEW
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

 

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Location

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Latitude: 36.2136361 Longitude: -84.1698647 Elevation: 1196 ft

Hours Open

24 hours a day

Time Period Represented

1891 to 1892 Coal Creek War

Visitor Fees

Free

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.

Pet Friendly Notes

It's the great outdoors!

How to Get There

Latitude:  36.20871921153992
Longitude:  -84.14016723632812

Take exit 128 for U.S. 441 toward Lake City go 0.2 mi total 24.6 mi Show: Text only | Map | Street View

Turn right onto US-441 N/Norris Fwy About 2 mins go 0.4 mi total 25.0 mi Show: Text only | Map | Street View

Turn left onto TN-9 E/US-25W S/N Main St Continue to follow TN-9 E/US-25W S About 4 mins go 2.0 mi total 27.0 mi Show: Text only | Map | Street View

Turn left onto New Clear Branch Rd About 2 mins go 0.4 mi total 27.4 mi Show: Text only | Map | Street View

Turn left go 0.2 mi total 27.6 mi Show: Text only | Map | Street View 

Turn left Destination will be on the right go 89 ft total 27.6 mi Show: Text only | Map | Street View

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