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The Historic Dunlap Coke Ovens Park in Sequatchie Country is a 62-acre site that lets visitors explore 268 beehive coke ovens that were used in the early 1900's for the conversion of mountain coal into industrial coke, which is used to smelt iron ore.

This wooded park, found at the base of the Cumberland Plateau in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley, is Visitors who take the self-guided tours will be able to explore the ruins the site which used to be a thriving industrial complex. The tours are complemented with photos and artifacts dating back to the 19th century. For visitors who opt for a more physical and adventurous activity, the site offers opportunities for hiking on the 3900-foot incline to the top of Fredonia Mountain. Once there, they will be able to see the fantastic views of the valley.

The park also enables the specific guests to view the video tape of the last surviving coal miners employed at the underground mines at Dunlap. The video, taken by the Coal Historian Carson Camp before the miners passed away, can be accessed for research by universities, historians, and educational groups.
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