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Rock Island in Warren County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Spring Castle

 
 
Spring Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2021
1. Spring Castle Marker
Inscription.  The Spring Castle is an elaborate spring house built while the textile mill was in operation. The reservoir behind the wall contains water from a natural spring. This provided water to the mill and surrounding houses for everyday use as well as fire protection for the machine shop that once stood across the road and connected to the textile mill. Fire protection was extremely important since fires at textile mills were very common with such large hot machinery in close proximity to flammable materials.
 
Erected by Tennessee State Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 35° 48.195′ N, 85° 37.665′ W. Marker is on Rock Island, Tennessee, in Warren County. Marker is on Great Falls Road (Tennessee Route 287), on the right when traveling east. Marker is across the road from the Great Falls Cotton Mill building in Rock Island State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1279 Great Falls Rd, Rock Island TN 38581, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Falls City (Great Falls) Cotton Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); “Minnow Box” Springhouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Falls HP-Spencer 46-kv Transmission Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Webb Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rock Island State Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rodgers' Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); War on Tennessee’s Homefront (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Old Kentucky Road (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Island.
 
Spring Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2021
2. Spring Castle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,477 times since then and 809 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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