The Mines in Bumpuss Cove

Their are very many stories to tell about the mines in Bumpus Cove. Click on Elija Embree and the Embree family to read about how the mines first got started, also read about how lead from the mines is reported to have been used for the battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. See all the interesting pictures from Embreeville and see what the community was once like.

working hard

If you take a good look at this picture you will notice the railroad tracks behind the men. For many years their was a railroad ran right through Embreeville.

many men worked in the mines

The mining in Embreeville ran for many years.

many men worked in the mines

Notice in this picture that many of the men are wearing their mining helmets with the lights on top of them.