Historic Markers Across Alabama



Black Creek Park, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership And The Fultondale Coke Oven Park



Marker ID: ABT 
Location: in Black Creek Park, on Yarbrough Rd, Fultondale, AL
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 37.294    W 086° 47.945
  33.62156666    -86.79908333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDBYJ
 



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Black Creek Park, a part of the Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership, encompasses the Fultondale Coke Oven Park development. The Fultondale Coke Oven Park preserves the environment and cultural history of the old mining communities of North Birmingham, Alabama, including the historic beehive coke ovens.
The Five Mile Creek area experienced an explosion of coal mining and mining camps in the late 1800's 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 are found on the southeast side of the creek and are the center point of the park development. The coal was purified in the beehive coke ovens to reveal a nearly pure form of carbon which fueled the Birmingham iron furnaces and steel mills.

BACKThe Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership represents all of the communities along Five Mile Creek in Jefferson County, Alabama-- Center Point, Tarrant, Fultondale, Coalburg, Republic, Brookside, Cardiff, Graysville and Linn Crossing







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