Linden in Perry County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Cedar Grove Iron Furnace
Shelled by Gunboats
In his report on the Tennessee River expedition, gunboat commander Lt. Cmdr. Seth L. Phelps noted: “We have met with the most ratifying proofs of loyalty everywhere across Tennessee. …Men, women, and children several times gathered in crowds of hundreds, shouted their welcome and hailed their national flag with enthusiasm there was no mistaking. It was genuine and heartfelt. Those people braved everything to go to the river bank, where a sight of their flag might once more be enjoyed.”
Cedar Grove is the only remaining double-stack
(upper center) Looking up interior of one furnace stack; Cedar Grove Iron Furnace Courtesy National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway
(upper right) Iron Furnace Map - Courtesy MTSU/Center for Historic Preservation
(lower right) Sections through a typical antebellum furnace show (left) a bridge at the top of the stack, the arch at lower right through which the molten iron flowed, and (right) twin arches for the blast from the bellows. From Frederick Overman, The Manufacture of Iron (1850)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 33.536′ N, 87° 57.678′ W. Marker is in Linden, Tennessee, in Perry County. Marker is on Buckfork Road 0.2 miles east of Cedar Creek Road (County Route 1775), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Linden TN 37096, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cedar Grove Iron Works (approx. 4.8 miles away); Amphibious Attack on Linden (approx. 5.7 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 5.8 miles away); Razing the Courthouse (approx. 8 miles away); Brownsport Furnace (approx. 9.1 miles away); The "Pea Vine"A Ghost Railroad / Parsons A Railroad Town (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Stribling House Museum (approx. 12 miles away); Forrest Crosses Tennessee River (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Linden.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil •
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