“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Ducktown, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Polk County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Polk County, TN (16) Bradley County, TN (43) McMinn County, TN (53) Monroe County, TN (35) Fannin County, GA (5) Murray County, GA (24) Cherokee County, NC (23)  PolkCounty(16) Polk County (16)  BradleyCounty(43) Bradley County (43)  McMinnCounty(53) McMinn County (53)  MonroeCounty(35) Monroe County (35)  FanninCountyGeorgia(5) Fannin County (5)  MurrayCounty(24) Murray County (24)  CherokeeCountyNorth Carolina(23) Cherokee County (23)
Benton is the county seat for Polk County
Ducktown is in Polk County
      Polk County (16)  
      Bradley County (43)  
      McMinn County (53)  
      Monroe County (35)  
      Fannin County, Georgia (5)  
      Murray County, Georgia (24)  
      Cherokee County, North Carolina (23)  
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1Tennessee (Polk County), Ducktown — 2A 49 — Discovery of Copper
In August, 1843, a prospector named Lemmons, in fruitless search of gold along a branch of Potato Creek not far to the northeast, found a substance which turned out, to his disappointment, to be red oxide of copper. He abandoned it and continued his . . . Map (db m25330) HM
2Tennessee (Polk County), Ducktown — 2A 74 — Hiwassee Mine
A reconstructed steam hoist engine boiler chimney, originally constructed ca. 1854, marks the site of the discovery of copper in 1843 by a prospector named Lemmons. In 1847 A. J. Weaver leased and dug at this place 90 casks of ore, hauling them on . . . Map (db m49539) HM
3Tennessee (Polk County), Ducktown — The Tennessee Overhill ExperienceFrom Furs to Factories — Mining in the Copper Basin —
Mining in the Copper Basin In 1843, a prospector, hoping to find gold south of the Coker Creek mine fields, instead located one of America's richest copper reserves. Over the next century, American and foreign companies chartered more . . . Map (db m116819) HM
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Oct. 5, 2022