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Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

O'Brien Furnace

 
 
O'Brien Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
1. O'Brien Furnace Marker
Inscription.  1/2 mile E. of Valley Forge on Doe River are the ruins of an iron furnace built in 1820 by William B. Carter of Elizabethton. It was purchased in 1824 by James, John, and Joseph O'Brien and William Gott. They owned 9000 acres of land and operated the furnace, the Valley Forge, 2 bloomeries and a water-driven hammer. With slave labor they produced pig and bar iron until they sold their holdings to Nathaniel G. Taylor in 1861.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-73.)
 
Location. 36° 18.387′ N, 82° 11.585′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 19E and Mill Pond Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 19E. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Valley Forge Christian Church Road, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Red Fox (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Carter County's Train History (approx. 3.1 miles away); Samuel Powhatan Carter
O'Brien Furnace Marker<br>(<i>wide view  US Highway 19E on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
2. O'Brien Furnace Marker
(wide view US Highway 19E on left)
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Carter County Veterans Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Watauga Old Fields (approx. 3.1 miles away); Samuel P. Carter (approx. 3.1 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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