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Laurel Bloomery in Johnson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Laurel Bloomery

 
 
Laurel Bloomery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
1. Laurel Bloomery Marker
Inscription. The first forge in this area was built about ½ mile north on Laurel Fork in 1810. Later, two forges were built in the area west of here, the last in 1849. An orebank on Ackerson Creek, about 1 mile upstream, furnished ore for furnaces until exhausted. Operations ceased about 1870.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-40.)
 
Location. 36° 34.038′ N, 81° 45.567′ W. Marker is in Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, in Johnson County. Marker is on State Highway 91 near Gentry Creek Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel Bloomery TN 37680, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roderick Random Butler (approx. 6.7 miles away); First Baptist Church Bicentennial Celebration (approx. 6.9 miles away); “Maud Bows to The Virginia Creeper” (approx. 7.3 miles away in Virginia); Green Cove Station (approx. 7.3 miles away in Virginia); “Virginia Creeper” Railroad (approx. 7.7 miles away in Virginia); Christmas Tree Farms
Laurel Bloomery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
2. Laurel Bloomery Marker
The Daniel Boone Trail monument is in the background to the left of the marker.
(approx. 7.8 miles away in Virginia); Whitetop (approx. 9.4 miles away in Virginia); White Top Folk Festival (approx. 10½ miles away in Virginia).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “The Old Time Fiddler's Convention is held the Saturday before Labor Day weekend at the Old Mill Music Park. Local musicians travel far and wide to attend this festival, marked with old time folk and bluegrass music. It marks the annual anniversary of an historic fiddlers convention in 1925, held then in nearby Mountain City. Pioneering fiddler G. B. Grayson is buried in Gentry Cemetery, in Laurel Bloomery. He mentions Laurel Bloomery in the 1928 Victor recording of the song Train 45: ‘I’m a goin’ to Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, Henry...’ ” (Submitted on June 14, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Boone Trail Highway Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
3. Boone Trail Highway Monument
Plaque on the Boone Trail Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
4. Plaque on the Boone Trail Highway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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