Abijah Smith & Company

Abijah Smith & Company (HM1AVM)

Location: Plymouth, PA 18651 Luzerne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 14.117', W 75° 57.686'

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Established 1807 by Abijah Smith, who had bought 75 acres here on Ransom Creek and was later joined by his brother John. Their shipments of coal by ark down the Susquehanna, begun in 1807, continued for 20 years. This company was, in 1818, the first to extract Pennsylvania coal by powder blasting. In the same family almost 70 years, it was considered the first commercially successful U.S. anthracite firm.
Year Placed1989
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 1:17am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 419429 N 4565321
Decimal Degrees41.23528333, -75.96143333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 14.117', W 75° 57.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 14' 7.02" N, 75° 57' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 781 W Main St, Plymouth PA 18651, US
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