“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Middlesboro in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Mountain Vision

Mountain Vision Marker image. Click for full size.
By Elissa Graff, July 19, 2010
1. Mountain Vision Marker
Inscription. Alexander Arthur, 1846-1912, an outstanding figure in history of Middlesboro. He came here in 1885 to prospect, discovering coal and iron ore deposits. President of American Association, formed to carry out his plans for a mining and manufacturing city. Watts Steel and Iron Company was one of the largest concerns, having blast furnaces, brick works, steel mills.
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 1227.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 36.419′ N, 83° 43.056′ W. Marker is in Middlesboro, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker is on Cumberland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2215 Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro KY 40965, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Arthur Campbell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Middlesborough (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Cumberland Gap (approx. 0.9 miles away); Middlesboro Meteorite Crater Impact Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Emigrant's Dream (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gateway to Kaintuck (approx. 1.3 miles away); Two-Way Traffic (approx. 2.2 miles away); Defense of the Gap (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlesboro.
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