First School Slate Factory

First School Slate Factory (HM1LVP)

Location: Slatington, PA 18080 Lehigh County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.148', W 75° 36.483'

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The first factory to produce blackboard and school slates common in U.S. classrooms opened nearby in 1847. Slate production peaked at over one million pieces early in the 20th century, leading to Slatington's distinction as the nation's top slate and blackboard producer.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 448671 N 4511456
Decimal Degrees40.75246667, -75.60805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.148', W 75° 36.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 8.88" N, 75° 36' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-309 PA-873, Slatington PA 18080, US
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