Clay Smoking Pipes

Clay Smoking Pipes (HMK3M)

Location: Pamplin, VA 23958 Appomattox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.531', W 78° 41.241'

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According to local tradition, residents of this region were making clay smoking pipes here by the mid-eighteenth century. By 1879 the Pamplin Pipe Factory was in operation. Machines there were used to mold clay into pipes, which were then allowed to dry. After drying, the pipes were fired in a kiln, cooled, and shipped in barrels throughout the world. By 1919 the clay pipe industry had peaked, but the factory supplied a national and international market well into the 1930s. The factory may have produced one million pipes a month at the height of its output. The factory closed by 1952.
HM NumberHMK3M
Marker NumberM 67
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 5:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 705040 N 4127944
Decimal Degrees37.27551667, -78.68735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.531', W 78° 41.241'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 31.86" N, 78° 41' 14.46" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2809-2845 Pamplin Rd, Pamplin VA 23958, US
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