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Tiline in Livingston County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hopewell Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky

 
 
Hopewell Furnace side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 3, 2021
1. Hopewell Furnace side of the marker
Inscription.  
Hopewell Furnace. Also called Ozeoro, built ½ mile north in 1848 by Wm. L. Hiter, Wm. Lewis and Henry F. Given. A brick stack 30 ft. high, 9 ft. in maximum inner diameter, it was charcoal-fueled powered with air blast by steam. In 33 weeks of 1856 it produced 1096 tons of pig iron from locally mined ore. It was rebuilt in 1857, and ceased operating in 1859.

Iron Made in Kentucky. A major producer since 1791, Ky. ranked 3rd in US in 1830s, 11th in 1965. Charcoal timber, native ore, limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces making pig iron, utensils, munitions in the Hanging Rock, Red River, Between Rivers, Rolling Fork, Green River Regions. Charcoal-furnace era ended in 1880s with depletion of ore and timber and use of modern methods.
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1349.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources

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. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 37° 9.202′ N, 88° 18.123′ W. Marker is in Tiline, Kentucky, in Livingston County. Marker is on Tiline Road (Kentucky Route 70) 0.2 miles east of Vaughn Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 767 Tiline Road, Tiline KY 42083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Underwood Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); Livingston County Courthouse (approx. 5.7 miles away); Dallam-Bush House (approx. 5.7 miles away); County Named, 1798 (approx. 5.7 miles away); A Civil War Base (approx. 5.7 miles away); Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Ned Buntline / Gower House (approx. 5.7 miles away); Federal Commissary Building (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Iron Made in Kentucky side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 3, 2021
2. Iron Made in Kentucky side of the marker
Hopewell Furnace/Iron Made in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 3, 2021
3. Hopewell Furnace/Iron Made in Kentucky Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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