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Grayson in Carter County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mount Savage Furnace

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2019
1. Mount Savage Furnace Marker
Inscription.  Six miles south, site of famous iron furnace, erected, 1848, by R. M. Biggs and others. Operated 37 years, averaging 15 tons pig iron daily which was hauled by ox teams to Ohio River for shipment. Iron produced here was used for rails, plows, cannon, machines. Industry declined as limestone, charcoal, and ore supplies ran out. Last blast here occurred in 1885.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 914.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 38° 19.701′ N, 82° 55.871′ W. Marker is in Grayson, Kentucky, in Carter County. Marker is on Hitchens Road (Kentucky Route 1) south of East Main Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling south. It is at Hitchens Rd. and Elm St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grayson KY 41143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker
Mount Savage Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2019
2. Mount Savage Furnace Marker
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, measured as the crow flies. A Masterful Retreat (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Reunion (approx. 1.2 miles away); County Named, 1838 (approx. 1.2 miles away); William Jason Fields (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pactolus Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named A Masterful Retreat (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grayson.
 
More about this marker. Same text on both sides. This marker, still dated 1966, appears to have been recast recently.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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