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Near Magnolia in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Early Gunpowder Mill

 
 
Early Gunpowder Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
1. Early Gunpowder Mill Marker
Inscription. Two miles east on Lynn Camp Creek John Courts built, 1811-12, first commercial gunpowder mill in the State of Kentucky. Located near two large springs that furnished power to grind the charcoal made on site. Mixed with saltpeter and sulphur, finer product made rifle powder and coarser for cannon and blasting powder. Used in War of 1812 through period of Civil War.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 875.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 20.812′ N, 85° 45.284′ W. Marker is near Magnolia, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 31E and Powder Mill Road (Kentucky Highway 569), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 31E. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Magnolia KY 42757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site, Aetna Furnace (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bacon Creek Bridge (approx. 8.4 miles away); Bacon Creek Trestle (approx. 8.4 miles away); An Indian Ambush
View to South from US 31E image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
2. View to South from US 31E
Marker is on left (east) side of highway
(approx. 8.4 miles away); The Pump Tower (approx. 8.9 miles away); Living on the Land (approx. 8.9 miles away); Return of the Natives (approx. 9 miles away); Iron in Green County / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar of 1812War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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