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Middlesboro in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

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Photographed By Elissa Graff, July 19, 2010
1. Mountain Vision Marker
Inscription.  

Alexander Arthur, 1846-1912, an outstanding figure in history of Middlesboro. He came here in 1885 to prospect, discovering coal and iron ore deposits. President of American Association, formed to carry out his plans for a mining and manufacturing city. Watts Steel and Iron Company was one of the largest concerns, having blast furnaces, brick works, steel mills.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1227.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 36° 36.419′ N, 83° 43.056′ W. Marker is in Middlesboro, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker is on Cumberland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2215 Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro KY 40965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's Episcopal Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Arthur Campbell
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Tri - State Heroes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Middlesborough (approx. 0.2 miles away); Middlesboro Country Club (approx. 0.7 miles away); Middlesboro Golf Club (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Cumberland Gap (approx. 0.9 miles away); Middlesboro Meteorite Crater Impact Site (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlesboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Elissa Graff of Middlesboro, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 40 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Elissa Graff of Middlesboro, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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