Hiwassee Mine

Hiwassee Mine (HMXFF)

Location: Copperhill, TN 37317 Polk County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 1.984', W 84° 22.872'

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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 mule back to the railroad 70 miles away at Dalton, Georgia. The ore was sold to the Revere Smelting Works, near Boston. At this site in 1850 T. H. Callaway opened the first mine in the Ducktown Mining District, the Hiwassee Mine.
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HM NumberHMXFF
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Marker Number2A 74
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 5:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 738902 N 3879845
Decimal Degrees35.03306667, -84.38120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 1.984', W 84° 22.872'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 1' 59.04" N, 84° 22' 52.32" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110-134 College St, Copperhill TN 37317, US
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