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Near Model in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Great Western Furnace

 
 
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By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
1. Great Western Furnace Marker
Close up shot
Inscription. Built in 1854 by Brian, Newell & Co., this steam cold-blast charcoal furnace was built of limestone from the surrounding hills. Brown iron-ore came from shallow deposits about two miles north. Pig-iron was shipped by river or hauled to rolling mills to the east. It closed in 1856, due to lack of ore and to a slave insurrection by the furnace crew.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 36° 38.438′ N, 87° 58.538′ W. Marker is near Model, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on The Trace (Tennessee Route 49) 0.1 miles south of Crockett Branch Rd, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bumpus Mills TN 37028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Advance on Fort Donelson (approx. 9.2 miles away); Site of Fort Henry (approx. 9˝ miles away); Fort Henry (approx. 9.7 miles away); Golden Pond (approx. 10.4 miles away in Kentucky); St. Joseph's Parish
Great Western Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
2. Great Western Furnace Marker
Long shot
(approx. 10.4 miles away in Kentucky); Civil War Sniper (approx. 11 miles away in Kentucky); Gerard Furnace (approx. 11.3 miles away in Kentucky); Fort Heiman (approx. 11.3 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Model.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Great Western Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
3. Great Western Furnace Marker
Picture of Great Western Furnace
Great Western Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
4. Great Western Furnace Marker
Picture of Great Western Furnace
Great Western Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell, January 9, 2011
5. Great Western Furnace Marker
Picture of Great Western Furnace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2011, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 13, 2011, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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