Dante was once the headquarters of the Clinchfield Coal Corporation and home to thousands of coal miners and their families. The Coal Miner’s Memorial honors those Dante men who worked in the mines and gives special recognition to those who died underground. Names have been placed on the memorial by family and friends. Volunteers maintain the site. The Dante Coal and Railroad Museum is headquarters to Dante’s living history to include information about the memorial, the history of the “coal camp” etc. The museum houses a wealth of information about the community’s history as well as memorabilia, photos and video. A model has been created depicting how the community once thrived.