O'Brien Furnace ~ 1A 73 ~ Valley Forge, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum
N 36° 18.390 W 082° 11.585
17S E 392885 N 4018605
Quick Description: Tennessee Historical Marker number 1A 73 placed by the Tennessee Historical Commission.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2017 8:28:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMW1D7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
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Long Description:
Marker Text:

1/2 mile E of Valley Forge on Doe River are the ruins of an iron mill built in 1820 by William B Carter of Elizabethton. It was purchased in 1824 by James, John and Joseph O'Brien and William Gott. They owned 9000 acres of land and operated the furnace, the Valley Forge, 2 bloomeries and a water driven hammer. With slave labor they produced pig and bar iron until they sold their holdings to Nathaniel G Taylor in 1861.
Marker Name: O'Brien Furnace

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number: 1A 73

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission.

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