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Near Model in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Great Western Furnace

 
 
Great Western Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
1. Great Western Furnace Marker
Close up shot
Inscription.  Built in 1854 by Brian, Newell & Co., this steam cold-blast charcoal furnace was built of limestone from the surrounding hills. Brown iron-ore came from shallow deposits about two miles north. Pig-iron was shipped by river or hauled to rolling mills to the east. It closed in 1856, due to lack of ore and to a slave insurrection by the furnace crew.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 36° 38.438′ N, 87° 58.538′ W. Marker is near Model, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on The Trace (Tennessee Route 49) 0.1 miles south of Crockett Branch Rd, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bumpus Mills TN 37028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Great Western Furnace
Great Western Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
2. Great Western Furnace Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Stacker Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 4½ miles away in Kentucky); Drummer Boy at 7 (approx. 6.4 miles away in Kentucky); Laura Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 6.4 miles away in Kentucky); Lower Donaldson School (approx. 8.7 miles away in Kentucky); Donaldson (approx. 8.9 miles away in Kentucky); Donaldson Creek Baptist Church (approx. 9.1 miles away in Kentucky); James Thomas, Jr. (approx. 9.2 miles away in Kentucky).
 
Great Western Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
3. Great Western Furnace Marker
Picture of Great Western Furnace
Great Western Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
4. Great Western Furnace Marker
Picture of Great Western Furnace
Great Western Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
5. Great Western Furnace Marker
Picture of Great Western Furnace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2011, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 13, 2011, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022