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

Decatur County Tennessee Historical Markers

Brownsport Furnace Marker image, Touch for more information
By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
Brownsport Furnace Marker
Tennessee (Decatur County), Decaturville — 4A 7 — Brownsport Furnace
13 miles southeast, this furnace was built, 1848. Iron was mined from nearby hematite deposits and processed here until 1876. The region is also known as “The Coalings”, because of extensive charcoal production here during iron mining . . . — Map (db m63127) HM
Tennessee (Decatur County), Parsons — 4D 53 — Amphibious Attack on Linden May 12, 1863
United States Navy gunboats ferried a force of United States cavalrymen from near here to the eastern shore in the predawn hours of May 12. After formation was achieved the force rode to Linden arriving at dawn. The cavalry surrounded the town, . . . — Map (db m63128) HM
Tennessee (Decatur County), Parsons — 4D 57 — The "Pea Vine"A Ghost Railroad / Parsons A Railroad Town
The "Pea Vine" A Ghost Railroad In 1886, Tennessee Midland Railway Company was chartered to build a railroad from Memphis to Virginia. By 1889, 135.6 miles of track were completed to Perryville where it ended for lack of funds. In 1892, . . . — Map (db m81482) HM

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