Great Western Furnace

Great Western Furnace (HMQJ6)

Location: Bumpus Mills, TN 37028 Stewart County
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N 36° 38.438', W 87° 58.538'

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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.
HM NumberHMQJ6
Marker Number3C31
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 9:52am PDT -07:00
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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
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 640 The Trace, Bumpus Mills TN 37028, US
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