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Near Model in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Great Western Furnace
 
Great Western Furnace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
1. Great Western Furnace Marker
Close up shot
 
Inscription. Built in 1854 by Brian, Newell & Co., this steam cold-blast charcoal furnace was built of limestone from the surrounding hills. Brown iron-ore came from shallow deposits about two miles north. Pig-iron was shipped by river or hauled to rolling mills to the east. It closed in 1856, due to lack of ore and to a slave insurrection by the furnace crew.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C31.)
 
Location. 36° 38.438′ N, 87° 58.538′ W. Marker is near Model, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on The Trace (Tennessee Route 49) 0.1 miles south of Crockett Branch Rd, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bumpus Mills TN 37028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Advance on Fort Donelson (approx. 9.2 miles away); Site of Fort Henry (approx. 9.5 miles away); Gerard Furnace (approx. 11.3 miles away in Kentucky); Fort Heiman (approx. 11.3 miles away in Kentucky); Reconstructed Powder Magazine (approx. 12.1 miles away); Exchanging Iron Valentines (approx. 12.1 miles away); Control the Rivers and Railroads (approx. 12.1 miles away); Foote's Gunboat Flotilla (approx. 12.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Model.
 
Great Western Furnace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
2. Great Western Furnace Marker
Long shot
 
 
Great Western Furnace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
3. Great Western Furnace Marker
Picture of Great Western Furnace
 
 
Great Western Furnace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
4. Great Western Furnace Marker
Picture of Great Western Furnace
 
 
Great Western Furnace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
5. Great Western Furnace Marker
Picture of Great Western Furnace
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2011, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 489 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 13, 2011, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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