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Kuttawa in Lyon County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Kelly Kettle

 
 
Kelly Kettle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
1. Kelly Kettle Marker
Inscription. One of many kettles made in this area by William Kelly, used for making sugar down South. In 1851, Kelly discovered process, known as Bessemer, for manufacture of steel. An Englishman, Bessemer, obtained patents on same process in England 1855 and in U.S. 1856. Kelly filed priority claim, 1857. U.S. awarded patent to Kelly and later refused renewal to Bessemer.
 
Erected 1966 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 946.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 3.828′ N, 88° 8.074′ W. Marker is in Kuttawa, Kentucky, in Lyon County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Cedar Street, in the median on Lake Shore Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lake Shore Drive, Kuttawa KY 42055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Union Forge / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.3 miles away); Suwanee Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.1 miles away); Andrew Jackson Smith (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lyon County, 1854
The Kelly kettle and the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
2. The Kelly kettle and the marker.
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Mineral Mound (approx. 3.7 miles away); Crittenden Lyon (approx. 3.8 miles away); Matthew Lyon (approx. 3.8 miles away); Iron Made in Kentucky / Grand River Furnace (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kuttawa.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on inventor William Kelly. (Submitted on September 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Kelly Kettle Marker looking south on Lake Shore Drive. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
3. Kelly Kettle Marker looking south on Lake Shore Drive.
William Kelly (August 21, 1811 – February 11, 1888) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. William Kelly (August 21, 1811 – February 11, 1888)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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