Connellsville Coke Region

Connellsville Coke Region (HM14JE)

Location: Lemont Furnace, PA 15456 Fayette County
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N 39° 56.733', W 79° 39.387'

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Located in Fayette and Westmoreland Counties, the region's abundant high quality Pittsburgh vein coal yielded superior coke, used to smelt iron. This refined form of coal was produced in beehive ovens from the mid-19th century to the 1970s. Immigrant and migrant workers who settled here after the Civil War provided labor for the booming coke industry. Byproduct ovens built near steel mills eventually rendered beehives obsolete.
HM NumberHM14JE
Year Placed2007
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 614777 N 4422577
Decimal Degrees39.94555000, -79.65645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.733', W 79° 39.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 43.98" N, 79° 39' 23.22" W
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Area Code(s)724, 412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2207-2225 University Dr, Lemont Furnace PA 15456, US
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