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Lone Star in Morris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Hughes Furnace

 
 
Old Hughes Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 6, 2020
1. Old Hughes Furnace Marker
Inscription.  This replica of an early Texas blast furnace contains portions of the Old Hughes furnace which was operated during the 1850's with a production of about a ton of pig iron a day. It was manned by slave labor, during the Civil War, furnished iron for the Confederate forces.

Remains of the furnace were located one mile east of Hughes Springs on the farm of Perry Fite, who permitted removal of the old brickwork for use in this restoration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 55.138′ N, 94° 42.67′ W. Marker is in Lone Star, Texas, in Morris County. Marker is on Chapel Drive west of U.S. 259, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lone Star TX 75668, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Appreciation (a few steps from this marker); Site of Old Spearman's Ferry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Iron Bluff Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Riley Cemetery

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(approx. 3.4 miles away); Tarver's Ferry (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Coffeeville, C. S. A. (approx. 6.1 miles away); C.S.A. Camp Talley (approx. 6.1 miles away); Caddo Trace (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lone Star.
 
Old Hughes Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 6, 2020
2. Old Hughes Furnace Marker
Old Hughes Furnace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 6, 2020
3. Old Hughes Furnace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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