Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Sweden Furnace



Marker ID: THC 1C 32
Location: Long Springs Rd and Newport Highway, Sevierville TN
County: Sevier
Coordinates: N 35° 52.217    W 083° 29.85
  35.87028333    -83.4975
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

5 miles northwest, this was first called Short Mountain Furnace using local ore bank ore. Started about 1820 by Robert Shields' ' William K. Love and brothers operated it about 1830. Micajah C. Rogers bought it and changed its name in 1836. It closed in 1840, following the panic of 1837 and deterioration in quality of ore.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.