Iron made in Kentucky / Steam Furnace

Iron made in Kentucky / Steam Furnace (HM1EG6)

Location: Wurtland, KY 41144 Greenup County
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N 38° 33.012', W 82° 47.016'

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Iron made in Kentucky

A major producer since 1791, Ky. ranked 3rd in US in 1830s, 11th in 1965. Charcoal timber, native ore, limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces making pig iron, utensils, munitions in the Hanging Rock, Red River, Between Rivers, Rolling Fork, Green River Regions. Old charcoal furnace era ended by depletion of ore and timber and the growth of railroads.

Steam Furnace

Built by Shreve Brothers in 1824, stood 3 ? mi. south. First blast furnace in the Hanging Rock Iron Region to operate blowing engines by steam power rather than water. Charcoal-fueled, 28 ft. high, 8 ½ ft. across, produced 3 tons of iron in 24 hours, mostly cast at furnace into utensils. Abandoned after 1860.
Marker presented by Armco Steel Corp.
HM NumberHM1EG6
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1008
Year Placed1967
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 1:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 344576 N 4268371
Decimal Degrees38.55020000, -82.78360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 33.012', W 82° 47.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 33' 0.72" N, 82° 47' 0.96" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206 Wurtland Ave, Wurtland KY 41144, US
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