Pactolus Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky

Pactolus Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (HM1EGF)

Location: Grayson, KY 41143 Carter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 21.882', W 82° 56.136'

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Pactolus Furnace

Built in 1824 by Joseph McMurtry and David L. Ward, on the site of an earlier bloomer forge. Its stone stack used charcoal fuel, and its air blast machinery was powered from a dam, 5 1/2 ft. high, in Little Sandy River. Capacity was about three tons of iron daily, mainly shipped via Ohio River. Last blast before 1835.
Marker presented by Armco Steel Corp.

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.
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HM NumberHM1EGF
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number1148
Year Placed1968
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 330897 N 4248053
Decimal Degrees38.36470000, -82.93560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.882', W 82° 56.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 52.92" N, 82° 56' 8.16" W
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Area Code(s)606, 859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 State Hwy 1910, Grayson KY 41143, US
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