Near Oak Ridge in Roane County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
This building housed the main K-25 badge and pass facility for many years during the Cold War and Reindustrialization period. Over many decades, thousands and thousands of shoes, from wingtips to work-boots stopped at this spot to enter the high security roto-gate.
We have maintained the "footstops" below, as a reminder of the many thousands of scientists, workers and visitors that entered the plant and, more importantly, as a testament to their successful effort to keep the nation safe and secure.
Erected 2010 by Heritage Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, Cold.
Location. 35° 55.619′ N, 84° 23.352′ W. Marker is near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker is on Heritage Center Boulevard just south of Aluminum Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Heritage Center Blvd, Oak Ridge TN 37830, 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. K-25 Plant (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheat Community (approx. Poplar Creek Seminary (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Wheat Community (approx. 1.1 miles away); Erected in Memory of New Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Oak Ridge Turnpike Checking Station (approx. 4.8 miles away); For the Union (approx. 8 miles away); Capitol for a Day (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
Also see . . . Making History - The K-25 Timeline. (Submitted on November 8, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.