Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Brownsport Furnace

Marker ID: THC 4A 7
Location: court square, TN 69 & 100, Decaturville, TN
County: Decatur
Waymark: None


13 miles southeast, this furnace was built in 1848. Iron was mined from neighboring hematite deposits and processed here unti11878. The region is also known as 'The Coatings," because of the extensive charcoal production here in iron-mining days.