was a small village in central Pennsylvania that was first inhabited in 1856 by people who came to work in the local coal
mines. The people who resided here were very hard working, religious and
patriotic. Although most of the people were of Irish
descent, there were also people
of other nationalities who lived here. Most people went to church at St. Ignatius
in nearby Centralia.
An underground mine fire that
started in Centralia resulted in the relocation of all the people because of the
smoke and fumes.
last home was torn down in 1996.
2006 would have been the 150th Anniversary
of the village of Byrnesville.
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|HILLSIDE VIEW OF BYRNESVILLE, by Donald Spieles
|WINTER SCENE, LOOKING NORTH
|BYRNESVILLE, EARLY 1900's
|SHRINE ON THE HILLSIDE ABOVE BYRNESVILLE
|PICTURE FROM THE PAST---GROUP OF AREA RESIDENTS SAYING ROSARY AT THE BYRNESVILLE SHRINE
|THREE HOMES BEING TORN DOWN
|PHOTO FROM HILLSIDE.
|LAST HOME THAT REMAINED IN BYRNESVILLE
|MY HOME GOING DOWN
|Another snowy day in Byrnesville
|VIEW OF BYRNESVILLE LOOKING NORTH
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BYRNESVILLE HISTORY AND PICTURES
REMEMBERING LIFE IN BYRNESVILLE
DAN WALSH, SINGING MINER
REMEMBERING THE LAST DAYS OF BYRNESVILLE
BYRNESVILLE GUN CLUB
Deceased people from Byrnesville
Byrnesville reunion pictures
COAL MINING PICTURES
St. Ignatius Church History and pictures
Ashland, Pa. pictures from the past
FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT BYRNESVILLE
HOME LOCATIONS IN BYRNESVILLE
INTERESTING STORY PUBLISHED IN THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
ANOTHER VISITOR TO BYRNESVILLE
OTHER INTERESTING WEB SITES
CENTRALIA/CONYNGHAM SITE LOTS OF INFO
LOTS OF INFO AND PICS ABOUT CENTRALIA AND BYRNESVILLE
CENTRALIA AREA NEWS AND MINE FIRE INFO
Listen to Dan Walsh, the singing miner from Byrnesville
Knoebels picture memories