Discovery of Copper

Discovery of Copper (HMGTN)

Location: Copperhill, TN 37317 Polk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 1.793', W 84° 22.822'

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In August, 1843, a prospector named Lemmons, in fruitless search of gold along a branch of Potato Creek not far to the northeast, found a substance which turned out, to his disappointment, to be red oxide of copper. He abandoned it and continued his search for gold, which was never found. The site of his discovery turned out later to be that of the Hiwassee Copper Mine.
Marker Number2A 49
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 738987 N 3879494
Decimal Degrees35.02988333, -84.38036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 1.793', W 84° 22.822'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 1' 47.58" N, 84° 22' 49.32" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 178 Five Points Dr, Copperhill TN 37317, US
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