Catoctin Iron Furnace

Catoctin Iron Furnace (HM15MK)

Location: Thurmont, MD 21788 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 34.428', W 77° 25.878'

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Original Catoctin Furnace

The original Catoctin Furnace, located nearby on Little Hunting Creek, was in blast by 1776 and delivered 958 ten inch bombshells weighing over 31 tons to Washington's Continental Army in 1780. A great number were used in the siege of Yorktown a year later.

The Johnson brothers built the furnace. Thomas Johnson later became the first governor of the State of Maryland.

This historic marker is dedicated and presented to the Maryland Park Service by the Sgt. Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Maryland Sons of the American Revolution on October 25, 2009.

HM NumberHM15MK
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
Year Placed2009
Placed ByMaryland Sons of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 4:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 291168 N 4383278
Decimal Degrees39.57380000, -77.43130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 34.428', W 77° 25.878'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 34' 25.68" N, 77° 25' 52.68" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6802 Blacks Mill Rd, Thurmont MD 21788, US
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