Ironville (HMI9U)

Location: Crown Point, NY 12928 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 55.351', W 73° 32.152'

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Birthplace of the Electrical Age

Allen Penfield, Timothy Taft, and Allen Harwood pioneered the first industrial use of electricity in their iron works below the pond south of the marker. Thomas Davenport, the blacksmith of Brandon, Vermont, in 1833 bought the electro-magnet used in his forge, which led to his invention of the electric motor.

This marker presented by descendants of Penfield and Harwood, Ruth Harwood Shattuck and Ann Harwood Orbison.
HM NumberHMI9U
Year Placed1959
Placed ByDescendants of Penfield and Harwood
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 10:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 617538 N 4864308
Decimal Degrees43.92251667, -73.53586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 55.351', W 73° 32.152'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 55' 21.06" N, 73° 32' 9.12" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 68 Co Hwy 2, Crown Point NY 12928, US
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