Gordonsburg in Lewis County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Abandoned mine shafts in limestone ledges on both sides of the parkway in this immediate area are silent reminders of past mining activity.
A 5-minute walk to your right leads to an abandoned railroad bed and a collapsed mineshaft in a limestone outcrop.
Erected by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 35° 34.119′ N, 87° 25.863′ W. Marker is in Gordonsburg, Tennessee, in Lewis County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway 0.6 miles south of Columbia Highway (U.S. 412). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hohenwald TN 38462, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meriwether Lewis (approx. 4.3 miles away); Natchez Trace (approx. 4.4 miles away); Grinder House (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Natchez Trace – Early American Trail (approx. 4½ miles Meriwether Lewis: Life Compass (approx. 4½ miles away); Lands of the Chickasaw (approx. 6 miles away); Civil War in Lewis County (approx. 7 miles away); Lewis County War Memorial (approx. 7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
2. Phosphate Mining and Industry. From The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture website. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on June 23, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1. submitted on March 16, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.