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Near Oak Ridge in Roane County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

K-25 Plant

 
 
K-25 Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 7, 2020
1. K-25 Plant Marker
Inscription.  As a part of the Manhattan Project, the K-25 plant was designed to house work on separating U-235 from U-238 through the gaseous diffusion process. At the time of its construction, it was the largest industrial complex in history. Plant construction began in 1943 and was completed in 1945. Over 25,000 construction personnel worked on this plant. The main building exceeded 44 acres in size.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F 39.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 55.4′ N, 84° 23.482′ W. Marker is near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker is on Oak Ridge Turnpike (State Highway 58) 0.2 miles north of Perimeter Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston TN 37763, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Building K-1000 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheat Community (approx.
K-25 Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 7, 2020
2. K-25 Plant Marker
0.4 miles away); Poplar Creek Seminary (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Wheat Community (approx. 1.4 miles away); Erected in Memory of New Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); For the Union (approx. 7.8 miles away); Capitol for a Day (approx. 7.8 miles away); Roane County War of 1812 Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
 
Also see . . .  K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Process Building. (Submitted on November 8, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 7, 2021