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Palmyra in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Palmyra Furnace

circa 1799

 
 
Palmyra Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2020
1. Palmyra Furnace Marker
Inscription.  Seven hundred and fifty feet to the north are the remains of the Palmyra Furnace. It is the first recorded ironworks in Montgomery County and the second oldest iron works in the Western Highland Rim Iron Belt. Such iron manufacturing was among the earliest forms of industrial enterprise in Tennessee. Natural resources of iron ore, streams, limestone, timber, and the Cumberland River for transportation, allowed Montgomery County to be a major producer of pig iron.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 64.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
Location. 36° 26.196′ N, 87° 28.937′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 149 and Palmyra Road (Old State Highway 149), on the right when traveling west on State Highway 149. Touch for map. Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 2551 Palmyra Rd, Palmyra TN 37142, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Streight's Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis/Lyle House (approx. 6.8 miles away); The John T. Cunningham Memorial Bridge (approx. 7.3 miles away); Burt Home Infirmary (approx. 8.6 miles away); Battle of Riggins Hill (approx. 8.7 miles away); Historic Mount Olive Cemetery (approx. 8.8 miles away); Town Spring (approx. 9.1 miles away); Surrender of Clarksville (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Palmyra Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2020
2. Palmyra Furnace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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