“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bristol in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

First Ironworks

First Ironworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. First Ironworks Marker
Inscription. 1/2 mile north, in 1784, Col. James King, Revolutionary veteran who was at Yorktown, built an ironworks at the mouth of Steel's Creek. A later associate was Governor William Blount. With the King Ironworks was also the first nail factory in the State. He is buried in the family cemetery 100 yards to the east.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 37.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 32.848′ N, 82° 13.615′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Volunteer Parkway (U.S. 11E), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol TN 37620, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. King College (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bristol Municipal Stadium (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bristol (approx. 3˝ miles away in Virginia); Shelby's Fort (approx. 3.9 miles away); Ralph S. Peer (approx. 3.9 miles away); Evan Shelby's Fort (approx. 4 miles away); Birthplace of Country Music (approx. 4 miles away); Edward Cox Home (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 664 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 1, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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