Letcher County's Coal Miners' Memorial has quickly become one of Southeastern Kentucky's most popular tourist attractions since it opened in September 2003. Thousands of people, from all over the country have come to visit the site.
The memorial is located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, in one of the leading coal-producing regions in America. On a typical day in Spring, Summer or Fall, the memorial sits beneath a clear blue sky and glows under the warm Kentucky sunshine.
This is a place that honors heroes. It is a place that brings back precious memories. It is a place that tells a story and reflects on the histroy of the Letcher County Coal Miner.
The Coal Miners' Memorial is dedicated to all Letcher County coal miners and especially to those who lost their lives while working in the mines.
The foundation of the Memorial is a platform that consists of hundreds of red bricks. On the bricks you will find the names of coal miners who have lived or worked in Letcher County. These bricks were purchased to help support and maintain the Memorial.
The bricks are available for all men or women who have worked in or around a Letcher County mine. The Miner's name and other information about the Miner's life can be engraved on a brick that will be installed and preserved in the Memorial. To find out how you can get your Memorial Brick click on link at right.
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Last Updated On 03/26/09