Buxton, Iowa
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SecurB
N 41° 08.423 W 092° 54.486
15T E 507712 N 4554345
Quick Description: Historical marker giving a brief history of a town that is now a ghost town in southern Iowa.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 12/13/2009 2:25:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM7WGB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 13
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 Buxton, Iowa - posted by SecurB

Long Description:

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Near the location of this marker is the site of Buxton, once the largest town in Monroe County.  A coal boom town it was founded in 1900 by the railroad which operated the five mines in the vicinity.  At its peak, Buxton number over 6,000 inhabitants, a majority of whom were black.  Thes3 miners lived and worked with little racial friction during the active days of the Buxton mines.  At the turn of the century, coal production was one of Iowa's major industries, and Monroe County was the largest coal producer in the state.  With the close of the mines in the 1920's, Buxton became a ghost town.

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