Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Patterson Forge

Marker ID: THC 3C 5
Location: On US 70 at Cedar Hill Rd., Kingston Springs, TN
County: Cheatham
Coordinates: N 36° 07.405    W 087° 05.872
  36.12341666    -87.09786666
Waymark: WM885


4.1 mi. Northwest, at the Narrows, Montgomery Bell, Pioneer industrialist, iron master, philanthropist, and turfman, built a forge in 1818. Power was obtained by tunneling water through the hill at the top of the Narrows to a point below it where the river returned after making a 7 mi. horse shoe bend.
Tennessee Historical Commission