Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sorghum Mill and Furnace

 
 
Sorghum Mill and Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
1. Sorghum Mill and Furnace Marker
Farmers used Horses, mules, or oxen to power sorghum mills.
Inscription. Sorghum cane, a corp grown on many mountain farms, was used to produce sorghum molasses. The cane fed between the rollers of the animal-powered cane mill, which squeezed out the juice.The juice was then boiled over the furnace until it turned into thick,dark,stringy molasses.Ten gallons of juice yielded about one gallon of molasses."Long sweetening,"as it was called,was used in dozens of recipes and as syrup.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 30.733′ N, 83° 18.26′ W. Marker is in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is on Route 441 half a mile from Blue Ridge Parkway. Click for map. Marker is at Mountain Farm Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corn Cribs (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Apple House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Meathouse (about 300 feet away); Mountain Farm Museum (about 400 feet away); Civilian Conservation Corps
Sorghum Mill and Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2012
2. Sorghum Mill and Furnace Marker
The marker is seen here near the mill and furnace.
(about 800 feet away); Mingus Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Place of the Poplar Boundary Tree (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Sorghum Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
3. Sorghum Furnace
Sorghum Mill image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
4. Sorghum Mill
Sorghum Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
5. Sorghum Furnace
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,371 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 22, 2016.
Paid Advertisement