The Tipple Historical

The Tipple Historical (HM1SSD)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
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N 37° 11.208', W 80° 25.871'

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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)
Placed ByParks & Recreation, Montgomery County, VA
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Date Added Sunday, June 26th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 550487 N 4115746
Decimal Degrees37.18680000, -80.43118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 11.208', W 80° 25.871'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 11' 12.48" N, 80° 25' 52.26" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Huckleberry Trail, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
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