Hereford Furnace

Hereford Furnace (HM1L8U)

Location: Hereford, PA 18056 Berks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 26.977', W 75° 33.146'

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Established by Thomas Maybury in 1745 on the west bank of the Perkiomen Creek for the purpose of manufacturing iron. Maybury is credited with producing here in 1767 the first cast-iron cooking-stove in North America.
HM NumberHM1L8U
Year Placed1967
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] DAN WEHE  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 453155 N 4477808
Decimal Degrees40.44961667, -75.55243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.977', W 75° 33.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 58.62" N, 75° 33' 8.76" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8064 Chestnut St, Hereford PA 18056, US
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