Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Pigeon Forge

Marker ID: THC 1C 17
Location: on The Great Smoky Mountains Highway (U.S. 441), in the median, 4010 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
County: Sevier
Coordinates: N 35° 46.563    W 083° 32.627
  35.77605    -83.54378333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1JB3


About 3/4 mile southeast, Issac Love operated a forge on the site of the flour mill on Pigeon River in 1820, making bar iron. Ore came from an orebank about 3 miles east, later, pig iron came from Sweden Furnace, 5 miles east. Forge hammer and fittings are nearby.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.