Kuttawa in Lyon County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
New Union Forge / Iron Made in Kentucky
Stood ¼ mile SE. Built 1846-47 on site of older facilities by Wm. Kelly to process pig iron from nearby blast furnaces. Kettles to refine sugar, boiler-plate iron among products. Here Kelly began to develop the so-called Bessemer steel-making process, for which he received the patent. Closed in 1857. Chas. Anderson laid out the town of Kuttawa here in 1870.
A major producer since 1791, Ky. ranked 3rd in US in 1830s, 11th in 1965. Charcoal timber, native ore, limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces making pig iron, utensils, munitions in the Hanging Rock, Red River, Between Rivers, Rolling Fork, Green River Regions. Old charcoal furnace era ended by depletion of ore and timber and the growth of railroads. See over.
Erected 1970 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1332.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 37° 3.477′ N, 88° 6.784′ W. Marker is in Kuttawa, Kentucky, in Lyon County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Barkley Road (Kentucky Route 295) and 1st Street, on the right when traveling east on Lake Barkley Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lake Barkley Road, Kuttawa KY 42055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mineral Mound Home Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kelly Kettle (approx. 1.3 miles away); Eddyville Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.3 miles away); In Honor of Cobb's Battery (approx. 1½ miles away); Dr. George M. Huggans (approx. 2.1 miles away); Last Skirmish in Ky. (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rose Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Eddyville (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kuttawa.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 2. submitted on September 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.