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1790 King Ironworks Cabin ~ Blountville Historic District ~ Blountville, Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum
N 36° 32.007 W 082° 19.573
17S E 381278 N 4043936
Quick Description: This 1790 log cabin was the office of the James King Ironworks near Bristol, Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 1/4/2015 10:56:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMN6G1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker text:

This 1790 log cabin was the office of the James King Ironworks, which was located at the junction of Beaver and Steele Creeks near Bristol, TN. When the city announced plans to construct its waste-water treatment plant on the site in 1950, the little cabin appeared doomed Virginia Caldwell had it moved here to save it.
It now houses Mrs. Caldwell's collection of 19th century spinning and weaving equipment.



From the NRHP/NPS form 10-900 OMB No. 1024-0018:

"The 1790 King Ironworks Cabin was orginially located near Bristol, Tennessee, but was moved to this site in 1950. The one-story single-pen log cabin has a wood-shake side-gable roof and a continuous stone foundation. There is an exterior brick chimney on the north elevation and it has six-over-six wood sash windows. The logs are joined at the corners with V-notch joints."
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Blountville Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

Address:
Highway 126 Blountville, TN. Old Route 4 South & Route 11 West in Sullivan County, TN.


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Plaque on building (Photo in gallery)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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