Slate Industry

Slate Industry (HM1LVQ)

Location: Slatington, PA 18080 Lehigh County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.17', W 75° 36.271'

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One of the largest slate-producing centers in the United States. Welsh slate entrepreneur William Roberts first sighted slate in 1844 near a local barn. He and other Welsh immigrants established and worked in numerous slate quarries in this region. Nearby quarries included "Big Franklin"( c.1852), the largest excavation in Slatington; and "Williams," known for its production of school slate. These sites also contributed to the increase of slate roofing during the late 19th century
Year Placed2002
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 448969 N 4511495
Decimal Degrees40.75283333, -75.60451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.17', W 75° 36.271'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 10.2" N, 75° 36' 16.26" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22 Main St, Slatington PA 18080, US
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