Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Historic Coke Ovens

Coke Oven Park in Chickamauga, Georgia

While Chickamauga is most well known as the location of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, it has an industrial history as well.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Durham Coal Company operated coke ovens here.

The beehive ovens were designed to turn coal into coke for use in the Iron and Steel Foundries in nearby Chattanooga Tennessee.

Just another stopping place of life on the road... wish you were here!


Sandy said...

Well I've learned something new today and the ovens look very interesting.

Seeing Anew said...

Susan, these coke ovens look like they are in better condition than
the ones in Leetonia, Ohio