Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bear Springs Furnace

Marker ID: THC 3C 30
Location: on TN 49,  Dover, TN
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 36° 28.563    W 087° 45.160
  36.47605    -87.75266666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8WB


Joseph and Robert Woods and Thomas Yeatman built the first charcoal cold-blast furnace here in 1830. It used brown hematite ore from local deposits. Destroyed by Union Forces in 1862, the present stack was built in 1873, with a railroad to the Tennessee Ridge, on the route of the present highway. Operations were discontinued in 1901.

Tennessee Historical Commission