Near Rusk in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Tassie Belle and Star and Crescent Iron Ore Furnaces
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6869.)
Location. 31° 46.647′ N, 95° 7.237′ W. Marker is near Rusk, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on U.S. 69 south of Farm to Market 343 (State Highway 343), on the right when traveling south. Marker is 3 miles south of Rusk. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rusk TX 75785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rusk Footbridge (approx. 2 miles away); The James I. Perkins Family Home Mountain Home (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bachelor Girl's Library Club (approx. 2.1 miles away); Norman Law Firm (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cherokee County Courthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cherokee County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cherokee County C.S.A. (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rusk.
Also see . . . New Birmingham, Texas, and the Tassie Belle Furnace. The Handbook of Texas tells the story of the rise and fall of the town of New Birmingham. Built around the Tassie Belle iron smelting furnace, the town was promoted as the "Iron Queen of the Southwest" before disaster struck. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,081 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.