Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Lone Rock Coke Ovens

Marker ID: THC 2E 61
Location: 458 7th St, Tracy City, TN
County: Grundy
Coordinates: N 35° 15.518    W 085° 43.533
  35.25863333    -85.72555
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM26JA


The Tennessee Coal and Iron Company in 1883 built 120 coke ovens 6 miles east to help supply its growing iron works. The company contracted with the state, and convicts worked the ovens until 1896. On August 13, 1892, Tracy City miners, who opposed the us