Bear Spring Iron Furnace | Tennessee Vacation

Bear Spring Iron Furnace

Hwy. 49
Dover, TN 00000

One of the best-kept furnaces along the trail, this towering rock structure was a charcoal cold-blast furnace built in 1830. Operations continued until 1854, and the stack was destroyed in 1862 by Union troops. The current furnace was constructed in 1873 when the rail line operated on the current highway. Activity ceased in 1907.

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