Early Gunpowder Mill Historical

Early Gunpowder Mill Historical (HM1TPL)

Location: Magnolia, KY 42757 Hart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 20.812', W 85° 45.284'

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Two miles east on Lynn Camp Creek John Courts built, 1811-12, first commercial gunpowder mill in the State of Kentucky. Located near two large springs that furnished power to grind the charcoal made on site. Mixed with saltpeter and sulphur, finer product made rifle powder and coarser for cannon and blasting powder. Used in War of 1812 through period of Civil War.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1965
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 610295 N 4134079
Decimal Degrees37.34686667, -85.75473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.812', W 85° 45.284'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 48.72" N, 85° 45' 17.04" 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 7105 N Jackson Hwy, Magnolia KY 42757, US
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