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Tracy City in Grundy County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lone Rock Coke Ovens

 
 
Lone Rock Coke Ovens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, October 18, 2012
1. Lone Rock Coke Ovens Marker
Inscription. The Tennessee Coal and Iron Company in 1883 built 120 coke ovens 6 miles east to help supply its growing iron works. The company contracted with the state, and convicts worked the ovens until 1896. On August 13, 1892, Tracy City miners, who opposed the use of convict labor, burned the stockade and put the convicts on a train and sent them back to Nashville as had been done in Anderson County, Tennessee in 1891.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 61.)
 
Location. 35° 15.518′ N, 85° 43.533′ W. Marker is in Tracy City, Tennessee, in Grundy County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street (U.S. 41) and 9th St, on the left when traveling west on 7th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 458 7th St, Tracy City TN 37387, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fiery Gizzard (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roho The Coalminer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Monteagle Sunday School Assembly (approx. 6.5 miles away); Melchior Thoni, Jr (approx. 8.5 miles away); Gruetli (approx. 8.6 miles away);
Lone Rock Coke Ovens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, October 18, 2012
2. Lone Rock Coke Ovens Marker
Grundy County (approx. 11 miles away); University of the South (approx. 11.4 miles away); Edmund Kirby Smith (approx. 11.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tracy City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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