Buffalo Furnace b/ Iron Made in Kentucky

Buffalo Furnace b/ Iron Made in Kentucky (HM1EGA)

Location: Greenup, KY 41144 Greenup County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 28.782', W 82° 53.268'

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Buffalo Furnace

A major producer of iron in the Hanging Rock Region 1851-75, an important Union Army supplier in Civil War. Built by H. Hollister and Ross. Stone stack originally was 36 ½ feet high, with a steam powered air blast. Employing about 150 men, it could produce 15 tons in 24 hours. Pig iron was shipped by steamboat on Ohio River.

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.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number976
Year Placed1966
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 335334 N 4260729
Decimal Degrees38.47970000, -82.88780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 28.782', W 82° 53.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 28' 46.92" N, 82° 53' 16.08" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Main Rd, Greenup KY 41144, US
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