Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Bright Hope Industries
North about one mi. on Furnace Creek was the Bright Hope Iron Works, built about 1830. Mining and smelting of iron ore and manufacturing of cast and wrought iron products were joined by a paper mill, pottery works, and several other establishments in an early industrial complex. The industries are believed to have failed as a result of the panic of 1837, but their operations are still recalled in the place names of early Furnace Creek and Ore Bank.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 48.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 4.757′ N, 82° 57.614′ W. Marker is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Newport Hwy (U.S. 321) and Bright Hope Road, on the right when traveling south on Newport Hwy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greeneville TN 37743, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Blue Springs (approx. 7.4 miles away); Battles of Blue Springs (approx. 7½ miles away); Swaggerty Fort (approx. 7.6 miles away); Blue Springs Lutheran Congregation Andrew Johnson (approx. 8.6 miles away); Andrew Johnson and Eliza Johnson Grave Marker (approx. 8.6 miles away); Andrew Johnson National Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greeneville.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
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