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Tannehill State Park
Daniel Hillman, of Pennsylvania built the original forge on the banks of Roupes Creek in 1830. Hillman died two years later. Ninian Tannehill later took up the forge as a sideline to his farming operation. Between 1859 and 1863, sandstone rocks were transported and stacked to form three tall furnaces. William L. Sanders purchased the operation in 1862 and set about expanding the ironworks.
The furnace melted ore to formed “pigs” of iron which the Confederacy used during the War Between the States. At the height of production Tannehill could turn out 22 tons of iron a day.
On March 31, 1865, three companies of the Eighth Iowa Cavalry swept through the area lead by Union General James H. Wilson and destroyed the furnace.

Tannehill State Park also marks the the end of the Appalachian mountains.

Welcome, my name is Phillip, and I’d like to thank you for visiting my gallery. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, which is located in the southeast region of the United States.

Several years ago I rediscovered my long lost passion, and entered the much cleaner digital world of photography. I enjoy photographing nature, landscapes, and historical subjects.

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    WOBBLYMOLabout 4 years ago

    another lovely shot, good info as always Phillip

  • Thanks you for the support Lorraine!

    – Phillip M. Burrow

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallabout 4 years ago

    beautiful capture Phil :))

  • Thanks Trish!

    – Phillip M. Burrow

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