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Erin in Houston County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Limekilns

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 1, 2020
1. The Limekilns
Inscription.  These kilns were erected around 1870 when the lime industry began to flourish in Houston County. History records that John Conroy of Clarksville was the first to operate a limekiln in this vicinity. The kilns were constructed of chiseled stone, by skilled stone masons, with the use of mortar, and the fire chambers were lined with brick. Limestone was loaded at the top, fired by wood to a high temperature then pulverized to a fine powder. This product was 99.9% pure and shipped to several cities in the United States for the purpose of water purification. The lime industry played a large part in the economy of this county until the early 1940's when the high quality of limestone was depleted.
 
Erected 2006 by Houston County Historical Society / Wisdom Masonic Lodge No. 300.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 36° 18.945′ N, 87° 42.872′ W. Marker is in Erin, Tennessee, in Houston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of McMillian Street and
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 1, 2020
2. The Limekilns
Hiett Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 McMillian St, Erin TN 37061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wells Creek Basin (approx. 4˝ miles away); Stewart Station (approx. 6.9 miles away); Bear Spring Furnace (approx. 11.3 miles away); Withdrawal From Donelson (approx. 13.3 miles away); Colonel Thomas J. Davidson's Brigade (approx. 13.3 miles away); Brown's Brigade (approx. 13.4 miles away); McCausland's Brigade (approx. 13.4 miles away); Greene's Battery (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 1, 2020
3. The Limekilns
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 1, 2020
4. The Limekilns
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 1, 2020
5. The Limekilns
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 17, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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