Baxter, Kentucky: Coal Monument

Like a stubby Washington Monument, but made of stacked and mortared blocks of coal.
40 TN-72, Baxter, KY
On the south side of TN-72, just east of its intersection with US-421.
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Coal Monument

Monument is on Hwy 72, about 1/8 mile off Hwy 421, in front of Smokin' Joe's Tobacco Shop.

[Dwight, 10/14/2020]

Coal monument.

Coal Monument

The coal constructed obelisk is in front of a defunct steel arch bridge. Kind of cool. Kind of cheesy.

[Bryan Akers, 08/22/2020]
Coal Monument

In Harlan County KY at a three-way highway intersection in the center of Baxter KY. Looks like the Washington Monument but made of stacked and mortared huge blocks of shiny coal. About 40 feet tall.

[Will Gaines, 06/08/2010]

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