Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cumberland Furnace Iron Plantation

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


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