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

Forty Eight Forge

 
 
Forty Eight Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 22, 2020
1. Forty Eight Forge Marker
Inscription.  About 1 mile southeast, a water-powered forge was built in 1846 on the banks of Forty-Eight Mile creek. It was owned by the Pointer Brothers, of Waynesboro, and its superintendent was Col. George W. Boyd, who had come here from Virginia in 1808. It used a large part of the output of Wayne Furnace, about 1 mile west.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3F 29.)
 
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 1846.
 
Location. 35° 20.591′ N, 87° 39.728′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Tennessee, in Wayne County. Marker is on Lawrenceburg Highway (U.S. 64), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4017 Fortyeight Creek Rd, Waynesboro TN 38485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wayne Furnace (approx. one mile away); Natchez Trace (approx. 4.9 miles away); Dogwood Mudhole (approx. 5.2 miles away);
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Waynesboro Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sons of Confederate Veterans (approx. 5.9 miles away); Incident at Waynesboro (approx. 5.9 miles away); Waynesboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Difficult Times (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
Forty Eight Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 22, 2020
2. Forty Eight Forge 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 470 times since then and 67 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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