Cumberland Gap in Claiborne County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
All the ingredients needed to make iron were nearby: iron-ore deposits close to the surface, limestone, abundant firewood to be made into charcoal for fuel, and waterpower to run the air bellows and a massive hammer mill. Some iron made here was sold to local blacksmiths. Some of the 150-pound ingots or "pigs" were shipped down the Powell River to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 36.087′ N, 83° 40.09′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, in Claiborne County. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland Gap TN 37724, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Three States Cornerstone (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cumberland Gap (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harrow School (approx. ¼ mile away); Named for a British Lord A Maze of Mountains (approx. ¼ mile away in Virginia); Powell's Valley (approx. ¼ mile away in Virginia); Generations Have Enjoyed this View (approx. 0.3 miles away in Virginia); Boundaries Settled (approx. 0.3 miles away in Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in Cumberland Gap.
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