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Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mr. Luther's Blacksmith Shop and Broom Factory

 
 
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By Karen Emerson-McPeak, August 19, 2017
1. Mr. Luther's Blacksmith Shop and Broom Factory Marker
Inscription. Mr. Luther's Blacksmith Shop and Broom Factory sat on the bank of Cedar Creek in the heart of the village of Taylorsville. The blacksmith shop was built c. 1836. Mr. Luther Piercey became the proprietor in the early 1900's and served the community until his failing health caused him to close.

Mr. Luther grew broom corn to make brooms and always had a sweet potato patch out behind the shop. His prominent family was always active and involved in the Taylorsville and Centerville community affairs.

The blacksmith shop was relocated to Fiddlers grove in 1991. In 1992, Mr. Tim Ryan and Danny Parsons organized the Fiddlers Grove Blacksmith Association. The Association is dedicated to teaching the art of iron working. The membership increased, and a new blacksmith shop was built to teach the art and provide the club space to meet year-round.

Mr. Luther's shop is used for demonstrations during the Wilson County Fair and other special occasions.

Mr. Luther Piercey's children donated the building to Fiddlers Grove in 1991.
 
Erected 1836.
 
Location. 36° 11.859′ N, 86° 16.293′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker is on Fiddlers Grove Court. Touch for map. Located in Fiddler's

Mr. Luther's Blacksmith Shop and Broom Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Emerson-McPeak, September 23, 2017
2. Mr. Luther's Blacksmith Shop and Broom Factory Marker
Grove Historic Village James E Ward Center Road,. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon TN 37087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peyton Smokehouse (here, next to this marker); Pete Smith's Store (here, next to this marker); Melrose Church (here, next to this marker); Forbes Cabin (here, next to this marker); Stewart Cabin (here, next to this marker); Livesay Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Cartmell Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thompson-Partlow Cabin and Smokehouse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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