Near Blacksburg in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Artisan With Fire
While every farmer needed basic blacksmithing skills to make or mend small simple objects like horseshoes and nails, only the village smithy had the expertise to craft substantial articles such as kitchen and farm tools, blades and hinges. Additionally, a blacksmith shop's location in the center of town made it an important place for social interaction.
To create workable iron, ore had to be mined crushed, then "smelted", or melted, to extract usable metal. Since these were time-consuming, labor-intensive processes, the resulting metal was so valuable that it was repeatedly recycled into numerous necessary items.
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 35° 8.59′ N, 81° 20.15′ W. Marker is near Blacksburg, South Carolina, in York County. Marker can be reached from Camp Cherokee Road. Marker is located on the grounds of Kings Mountain State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees (within shouting distance of this marker); A Looming Mystery (within shouting distance of this marker); That's So Sweet! (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Sweet Homeplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Kings Mountain State Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dickey / Sherer Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kings Mountain Battleground (approx. 1.6 miles away); Two Parks, One Mountain (approx. 2.3 miles away); Kings Mountain Battlefield Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); God Save the King! (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . . Kings Mountain State Park. Kings Mountain State Park is a South Carolina state park located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. (Submitted on December 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.