Iron Made in Kentucky / Grand River Furnace

Iron Made in Kentucky / Grand River Furnace (HMVSP)

Location: Grand Rivers, KY 42045 Livingston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 0.103', W 88° 14.328'

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Iron Made in Kentucky
A Major producer since 1791, Ky ranked 3rd in US in 1830s, 11th in limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces making pig iron, utensils, munitions in the Hanging Rock, Red River, Between Rivers, Rolling Fork, Green River Regions. Charcoal~furnace era ended in 1880s with depletion of ore and timber and use of modern methods.

Grand Rivers Furnace
Built 1/2 mile west, 1890~91, by the Grand Rivers Coal, Iron and Railroad Co. Two stacks, each one 60 ft high with a maximum inner diameter of 13 1/2 ft., together could produce 45,000 tons of iron yearly, using coal for fuel until 1901, and coke thereafter. These blast furnaces were operated intermittently until dismantled in 1921.

Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1368
Year Placed1970
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 6:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 389776 N 4095780
Decimal Degrees37.00171667, -88.23880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 0.103', W 88° 14.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 0' 6.18" N, 88° 14' 19.68" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801-1849 Dover Rd, Grand Rivers KY 42045, US
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