Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Brownsport Furnace



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



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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.