The Tennessee Overhill Experience

The Tennessee Overhill Experience (HM2775)

Location: Copperhill, TN 37317 Polk County
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N 35° 2.132', W 84° 22.717'

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—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 than a dozen copper mines in the Ducktown Basin. The last mines closed in 1987. Today, chemical products are made with imported materials at the former copper company acid and chemical plants.

This site is part of the Tennessee Overhill Heritage Trail and is an official Tennessee 200 Bicentennial Project. Interpretive signs, museums, historic sites and a guidebook tell the story of the Industrial Revolution as it happened in McMinn, Monroe, and Polk Counties. For more information concerning other sites, contact the Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association at 423-263-7232.
HM NumberHM2775
Placed ByTennessee Department of Transportation, Tennessee 200, Inc., East Tennessee Foundation, and the counties of McMinn, Monroe and Polk
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Date Added Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 739130 N 3880125
Decimal Degrees35.03553333, -84.37861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 2.132', W 84° 22.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 2' 7.92" N, 84° 22' 43.02" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 142-178 Burra Burra St, Copperhill TN 37317, US
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