Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Cumberland Furnace Iron Plantation



Marker ID: THC 3E 16
Location: TN 48N, Dickson County, in Cumberland Furnace
County: Dickson
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

One mile west, James Robertson purchased land in 1793 to build the first iron works west of the Cumberlands. In 1804, Montgomery Bell bought it and during the War of 1812 supplied Gen. Jackson's army with cannon shot. From 1825 to 1863, AW. Vanleer was th