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Decaturville in Decatur County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Brownsport Furnace

 
 
Brownsport Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
1. Brownsport Furnace Marker
Inscription.  13 miles southeast, this furnace was built, 1848. Iron was mined from nearby hematite deposits and processed here until 1876. The region is also known as “The Coalings”, because of extensive charcoal production here during iron mining days.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. 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 1848.
 
Location. 35° 35.038′ N, 88° 7.178′ W. Marker is in Decaturville, Tennessee, in Decatur County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Tennessee Route 100) and South Pleasant Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decaturville TN 38329, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Decatur County Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Veterans Monument
Brownsport Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
2. Brownsport Furnace Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Decatur County Training School Crowder High School 1925-1965 (approx. half a mile away); Divided Loyalties (approx. 4 miles away); The "Pea Vine" A Ghost Railroad / Parsons A Railroad Town (approx. 4˝ miles away); Perryville First County Seat of Perry County (approx. 4.9 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decaturville.
 
Also see . . .  Brownsport Iron Furnace location and photo. (Submitted on November 25, 2019.)
 
Brownsport Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Tim Palmer, circa 2020
3. Brownsport Furnace
Brownsport Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 15, 2020
4. Brownsport Furnace Marker
Furnace ruins located off Old Furnace Road.
Brownsport Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 15, 2020
5. Brownsport Furnace Marker
Closeup of National Register of Historic Places plaque on furnace ruins.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   3. submitted on March 17, 2020, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on March 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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