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Waynesboro in Wayne County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wayne Furnace

 
 
Wayne Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 22, 2020
1. Wayne Furnace Marker
Inscription.  About 70 yards south, on Furnace Branch of Forty-Eight Creek, a cold-blast charcoal furnace was built in 1835. Using brown hematite ore from orebanks within 200 yards of the site, it was remodeled several times during its life, attaining a maximum capacity of 15 tons daily. It operated until about November, 1865.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3F 30.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 35° 20.256′ N, 87° 40.729′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Tennessee, in Wayne County. Marker is on Lawrenceburg Highway (U.S. 64), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1392 Lawrenceburg Hwy, Waynesboro TN 38485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forty Eight Forge (approx. one mile away); Waynesboro Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sons of Confederate Veterans
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(approx. 4.9 miles away); Incident at Waynesboro (approx. 4.9 miles away); Waynesboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Wayne County Revolutionary War Veterans (approx. 4.9 miles away); Difficult Times (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mark Collie (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
Wayne Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 22, 2020
2. Wayne Furnace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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