Model, Tennessee Historical Photos
Aerial view of Model, Tennessee looking south along Tennessee Highway 49.

Model, Tennessee Historical Photos

We were looking through some old archived files of Land Between The Lakes and came across four photos of Model, Tennessee, which was a community located along Tennessee Highway 49…

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Great Western Iron Furnace
The Great Western Iron Furnace in Land Between The Lakes

Great Western Iron Furnace

The remains of this limestone slab furnace are all that is left of The Great Western Iron Works. Great Western opened in 1855 and in a 34-week period produced 1,350 tons of iron. The production of high-quality iron required twenty bushels of charcoal, 800 pounds of ore, and 80 pounds of limestone.

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The Last Resident of Land Between The Lakes

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Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area was once home to over 2,000 families and several small tight-knit communities. The Tennessee Valley Authority took over the vast 170,000-acre peninsula between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley in the 1960s. TVA purchased the land from the families and many of them found new homes in nearby communities.

One resident, however, refused to move.

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Model, Tennessee

Model, Tennessee was a small unincorporated town located in present day Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.  Although very little evidence of the town exists today, the Great Western…

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