Clay City in Powell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Collecting Red River's History
The Museum is now located in the small village of Clay City, but this site was once the heart of a vast industrial complex. It had its beginnings as the widely known Red River Iron Works, commencing around 1800. After the decline of the iron industry, massive commercial logging, lumbering and timber processing was practiced here.
Location. 37° 51.636′ N, 83° 55.266′ W. Marker is in Clay City, Kentucky, in Powell County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clay City KY 40312, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clay City Timber Industry / Early Iron Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Burned (approx. 3.4 miles away); Woody Stephens and Forty Niner (approx. 3.4 miles away); County Named, 1852 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Battle-June 8, 1864 (approx. 13 miles away); Little Mountain Indian Mound (approx. 13˝ miles away); Battle-June 9, 1864 (approx. 13˝ miles away); Civil War Robbery / Bank Sues (approx. 13.6 miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
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