Henry Clay Iron Furnace

Henry Clay Iron Furnace (HM1EYP)

Location: Morgantown, WV 26508 Monongalia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.939', W 79° 49.073'

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Henry Clay Furnace, located on Quarry Run, was built between 1834 and 1836 by Leonard Laws for Tassey and Bissell. It was a cold-blast furnace and produced 4 tons of pig iron each 24 hours. It was one of several furnaces that were operated in this area during the nineteenth century and was used until about 1847.

About 200 people were employed at the furnace. It was the center of a community of over one hundred dwellings with a store, church, and schoolhouse.

Ownership of the furnace was conveyed in 1839 to the Ellicotts, who built a system of wooden railed tramways that ran through the mountains connecting the furnaces and ore pits. Until 1845 all of the iron produced was floated down the Cheat River.

The pattern of industrial development is constantly changing. The iron industry cycle in this area is now complete.
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 8:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 601421 N 4389466
Decimal Degrees39.64898333, -79.81788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.939', W 79° 49.073'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 56.34" N, 79° 49' 4.38" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24614 Clay Furnace Trail, Morgantown WV 26508, US
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