“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Livingston County Kentucky Historical Markers

Grand Rivers Furnace Marker image, Touch for more information
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
Grand Rivers Furnace Marker
Kentucky (Livingston County), Grand River — 1368 — Iron Made in Kentucky / Grand River Furnace
Iron Made in Kentucky A Major producer since 1791, Ky ranked 3rd in US in 1830s, 11th in limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces making pig iron, utensils, munitions in the Hanging Rock, Red River, Between Rivers, Rolling Fork, Green . . . — Map (db m47239) HM
Kentucky (Livingston County), Smithland — 1675 — Mantle Rock (1/2 Mile)
During winter of 1838-1839, the Cherokees were forced to leave their Smoky Mountain homes for Oklahoma territory. Mantle Rock, a 40-foot sandstone arch, was used for shelter on their "Trail of Tears." Since the icy Ohio River had no ferry traffic, . . . — Map (db m136462) HM

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