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Bristol in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

First Ironworks

First Ironworks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. First Ironworks Marker
Inscription.  1/2 mile north, in 1784, Col. James King, Revolutionary veteran who was at Yorktown, built an ironworks at the mouth of Steel's Creek. A later associate was Governor William Blount. With the King Ironworks was also the first nail factory in the State. He is buried in the family cemetery 100 yards to the east.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 37.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
Location. 36° 32.848′ N, 82° 13.615′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Volunteer Parkway (U.S. 11E), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol TN 37620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. King College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steel-Seneker Houses (approx. 2.3 miles away); Alan Kulwicki (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Allison Family
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); Dale Earnhardt (approx. 2.9 miles away); Richard Petty (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cale Yarborough (approx. 2.9 miles away); David Pearson (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 1, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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