Site, Aetna Furnace Historical

Site, Aetna Furnace Historical (HM1TPK)

Location: Magnolia, KY 42757 Hart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 23.107', W 85° 46.025'

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Built in 1816, first iron furnace in western half of Kentucky. Salt and iron sought by early settlers. Charles Wilkins, Ruggles Whiting, and Jacob Holderman were partners in this furnace until 1826, when Holderman became the sole owner. Property included 10,500 acres of land. Furnace operated until the 1850's. Holderman family cemetery located near site of furnace.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1966
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 609146 N 4138309
Decimal Degrees37.38511667, -85.76708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 23.107', W 85° 46.025'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 23' 6.42" N, 85° 46' 1.5" W
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Area Code(s)270
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near KY-936, Magnolia KY 42757, US
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