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Kingston in Roane County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Blacksmith Building #7

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, November 7, 2020
1. Blacksmith Building #7 Marker
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In most cases a blacksmith would be hired from a nearby town or settlement. A skilled person would be able to forge or fashion various items of need for the fort and surrounding communities.

Hand forged items such as cut nails, hinges, horseshoes, even weapons parts were among many of the useful items made. Blacksmithing was a constant and much needed profession during the time.

Typical tools of the trade would consist of anvils, hammers, and tongs of various sizes and of course a bellows used to pump air into the forge to increase the heat of the fire to a desired temperature. Extreme heat is needed in order to soften the metal to allow the shaping of what was to be made.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 35° 51.652′ N, 84° 31.747′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker can be reached from South Kentucky Street (State Highway 58) north of Shannon Place, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located within Fort Southwest Point.

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By Tom Bosse, November 7, 2020
2. Blacksmith Building #7 Marker
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1226 S Kentucky St, Kingston TN 37763, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carpenter and Tack Building #7 (here, next to this marker); Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #4 (here, next to this marker); Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #14 (a few steps from this marker); The First Federal Fort in Tennessee (a few steps from this marker); Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #6 (a few steps from this marker); Blockhouse #12 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Privy 12 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Privy 9 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Fort Southwest Point image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 7, 2020
3. Fort Southwest Point
Fort Southwest Point image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 7, 2020
4. Fort Southwest Point
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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