Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cumberland Iron Works

Marker ID: THC 3E 4
Location: TN 48, Dickson County, at Cumberland Furnace
County: Dickson
Waymark: None


One-half mile N. is site of first Iron Works west of the Cumberlands. Built in 1790 by James Robertson it was sold to Montgomery Bell in 1812. Operated by A.W. Van Leer during the Civil War, it closed in 1924 but reopened briefly in 1937. It furnished mun