Pactolus Ironworks - 1A 48 - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: vhasler
N 36° 29.827 W 082° 30.812
17S E 364445 N 4040153
Quick Description: Patolus Ironworks located just off TN36/Fort Henry Drive near one end of Hammond Bridge below Fort Patrick Henry Dam.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 8:00:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM4PJB
Pactolus Ironworks: Moses Cavett built the ironworks located here before 1795. Shortly after that year, John Sevier, his son and son-in-law acquired it. It was later owned by E&E Embree, east Tennessee ironmasters, whose Pactolus Nail Factory, located 1/4 mile downriver, was operated by Jonathan Wexler.
Geocache GCHGWD is here because of the historical marker.
The foul smell in the area is due to the sewer pumping station on the other side of the road.
Marker Name: Pactolus Ironworks
Marker Location: Roadside
Type of Marker: Other
Marker Number: 1A 48
Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission
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