Charcoal Kilns

Charcoal Kilns (HMFTD)

Location: Elverson, PA 19520 Berks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.327', W 75° 46.503'

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Charring in ovens

In the mid-1800s, brick ovens or kilns were built here in an attempt to modernize the charcoal-making process. Believed to be economically beneficial, these kilns fired and produced charcoal but proved unsuccessful. Today the only indication of the charcoal kilns are these ruins.

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Laborers used iron-toothed rakes to draw hot, newly made charcoal out of the kilns. Workers hauled charcoal to the cooling shed on your left.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 5:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 434040 N 4450848
Decimal Degrees40.20545000, -75.77505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.327', W 75° 46.503'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 19.62" N, 75° 46' 30.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Clement Brook Ln, Elverson PA 19520, US
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