Daniel Boone National Forest
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  • Iron Furnaces of the Cumberland Ranger District

    Welcome to the Daniel Boone National Forest Iron Furnace Tour!


    The Cumberland Ranger of the Daniel Boone National Forest is home to the remains of multiple Iron furnaces. During the 1830s, Kentucky was the third largest iron producer in the country. Today, the remnants of iron furnaces stand as monuments to the past, reminding us of once bustling communities associated with these industrial developments. These furnaces produced household products, construction supplies, industrial parts, and ammunition for the War of 1812.