Mercer Salt Works

Mercer Salt Works (HM2L63)

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N 37° 30.791', W 80° 58.072'

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The Mercer Salt Works, located at the junction of New River and Lick Creek, began operation in 1850 and supplied salt to the southern part of western Virginia through the use of free and slave labor. On August 10, 1862. troops under Col. Rutherford B. Hayes burned the salt works. Rebuilt, it operated until 1866 when falling prices and fuel scarcity led to its closure.
HM NumberHM2L63
Year Placed2017
Placed ByWV Archives & History
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Date Added Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 502839 N 4151804
Decimal Degrees37.51318333, -80.96786667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.791', W 80° 58.072'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 47.46" N, 80° 58' 4.3200000000002" W
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