Black Creek Park, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership and the Fultondale Coke Oven Park

Black Creek Park, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership and the Fultondale Coke Oven Park (HMYAI)

Location: Birmingham, AL 35217 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 37.294', W 86° 47.945'

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Black Creek Park, part of the Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership, encompasses the Fultondale Coke Oven Park development. The Fultondale Coke Oven Park preserves the environment and history of the old mining communities of north Birmingham, including the beehive coke ovens. The Five Mile Creek area experienced an explosion of coal mining and mining camps in the late 1800s due to the unique possession of all the resources needed for iron and steel production: iron ore, limestone and coal. The historic Mary Lee beehive coke ovens found on the southeast side of the creek, are the focal point of the park's development. The coal was purified in the beehive coke oven to reveal a nearly pure form of carbon which fueled Birmingham iron furnaces and steel mills. The Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership represents the Jefferson County communities of Center Point, Tarrant, Fultondale, Coalburg, Republic, Brookside, Cardiff, Graysville and Linn Crossing.
Marker NumberNone
Year Placed2010
Placed ByAlabama Tourism Department and the City of Fultondale
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 6:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 518636 N 3720215
Decimal Degrees33.62156667, -86.79908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.294', W 86° 47.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 17.64" N, 86° 47' 56.70" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 251-289 Yarbrough Rd, Birmingham AL 35217, US
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