Battle of Blair Mountain

Battle of Blair Mountain (HMXP6)

Location: Sharples, WV 25183 Logan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 52.467', W 81° 49.988'

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In August of 1921, 7000 striking miners led by Bill Blizzard met at Marmet for a march on Logan to organize the southern coalfields for the UMWA. Reaching Blair Mt. on August 31, they were repelled by deputies and mine guards, under Sheriff Don Chafin, waiting in fortified positions. The five-day battle ended with the arrival of U. S. Army and Air Corps. UMWA organizing efforts in southern WV were halted until 1933.
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HM NumberHMXP6
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByWV Celebration 2000, West Virginia Division of Archives and History
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 9:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 426727 N 4192212
Decimal Degrees37.87445000, -81.83313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.467', W 81° 49.988'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 28.02" N, 81° 49' 59.28" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10341 Blair Post Office Rd, Sharples WV 25183, US
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