Fraterville, Tennessee

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Fratersville, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
Fratersville, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Fratersville, Tennessee
Fratersville, Tennessee
Location within the state of Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°11′48″N 84°10′20″W / 36.19667°N 84.17222°W / 36.19667; -84.17222Coordinates: 36°11′48″N 84°10′20″W / 36.19667°N 84.17222°W / 36.19667; -84.17222
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Anderson
Elevation 909 ft (277 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1284843[1]
Leach Cemetery which serves as the final resting place of 89 miners killed in the Fratersville Mine Disaster.

Fratersville, Tennessee is an unincorporated community located on State Route 116 in Anderson County, Tennessee, between the towns of Lake City and Briceville. It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Fratersville, which has a history of coal mining, is known for the Fraterville Mine Disaster that occurred there in 1902.

The name of the community, which is derived from the Latin word frater, means "village of brothers."[2]

References[edit]