Great Western Furnace

Great Western Furnace (HMQJ6)

Location: Bumpus Mills, TN 37028 Stewart County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 38.438', W 87° 58.538'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 151 views
Inscription
Built in 1854 by Brian, Newell & Co., this steam cold-blast charcoal furnace was built of limestone from the surrounding hills. Brown iron-ore came from shallow deposits about two miles north. Pig-iron was shipped by river or hauled to rolling mills to the east. It closed in 1856, due to lack of ore and to a slave insurrection by the furnace crew.
Details
HM NumberHMQJ6
Tags
Marker Number3C31
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 9:52am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 412783 N 4055451
Decimal Degrees36.64063333, -87.97563333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 38.438', W 87° 58.538'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 38' 26.28" N, 87° 58' 32.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 640 The Trace, Bumpus Mills TN 37028, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. What year was the marker erected?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?