Iron in Green County / Iron Made in Kentucky Historical

Iron in Green County / Iron Made in Kentucky Historical (HM1TSQ)

Location: Summersville, KY 42782 Green County
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N 37° 23.024', W 85° 35.856'

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(Side One)
Iron in Green County

Three iron furnaces built along Brush Creek after iron ore was found, 1815. Jacob Holderman and Charles Wilkins built furnace and forge, 1816, 10 miles downstream. Joseph Harrison erected furnace, 1819, downstream 7 miles. Forge produced household wares, tools. 2 miles from here, Green Springs Furnace built, 1832. All operated until late 1830s.

(Side Two)
Iron Made in Kentucky

A major producer since 1791, Ky. ranked 3rd in US in 1830s, 11th in 1965. Charcoal timber, native ore, limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces making pig iron, utensils, munitions in the Hanging Rock, Red River, Between Rivers, Rolling Fork, Green River Regions. Old charcoal furnace era ended by depletion of ore and timber and the growth of railroads.
Year Placed1967
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 624153 N 4138365
Decimal Degrees37.38373333, -85.59760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 23.024', W 85° 35.856'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 23' 1.44" N, 85° 35' 51.36" 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-61, Summersville KY 42782, US
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