Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Fiery Gizzard

Marker ID: THC 2E 58
Location: 212 Main St, Tracy City, TN
County: Grundy
Coordinates: N 35° 15.641    W 085° 44.175
  35.26068333    -85.73625
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMH8H


Nearby, in the early 1870’s, a crude experimental blast furnace was built by Samuel E. Jones for the Tennessee Coal and Railroad Company. Called “Fiery Gizzard”, the furnace was to determine if coke burned from local coal was of suitabl