The Remains of the Beehive Coke Ovens

The Remains of the Beehive Coke Ovens (HM1GB7)

Location: Connellsville, PA 15425 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 2.179', W 79° 38.447'

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The remains of the beehive coke ovens, that are visible on both sides of the Youghiogheny River, are some of the first in what became known as the "Connellsville Coke Region", with over 35,000 ovens in operation.

Coke, a hard, porous residue with a high heating value, was made by burning coal in the sealed ovens. When ready, the coke was drawn from the ovens and loaded into rail cars and shipped to Pittsburgh, where it was used in the making of steel.

Until the end of World War I, the "Connellsville Coke Region" was so unrivalled in the production of coke, that at one time it was known as "The Coke Center of the World".

HM NumberHM1GB7
Year Placed1995
Placed ByAndrew P. Miller, Eagle Scout Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 615962 N 4432672
Decimal Degrees40.03631667, -79.64078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.179', W 79° 38.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 10.74" N, 79° 38' 26.82" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 242-280 Great Allegheny Passage (North), Connellsville PA 15425, US
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