13 miles southeast, this furnace was built, 1848. Iron was mined from nearby hematite deposits and processed here until 1876. The region is also known as "The Coalings", because of extensive charcoal production here during iron mining days.
(obverse)The "Pea Vine" A Ghost Railroad
In 1886, Tennessee Midland Railway Company was chartered to build a railroad from Memphis to Virginia. By 1889, 135.6 miles of track were completed to Perryville where it ended for lack of funds. In 1892…
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