Licking Furnace/Iron Made in Kentucky

Licking Furnace/Iron Made in Kentucky (HMX4S)

Location: Newport, KY 41071 Campbell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 5.345', W 84° 30.045'

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Built three blocks east in 1859 by Swift's Iron and Steel Works. As rebuilt in 1869, it was 65 feet high, with a maximum diameter inside of 16 feet. Its annual capacity was 17,000 tons of iron, using Connellsville coke as fuel. Iron mostly converted to steel at same works. Furnace ceased operating by 1888. See over.

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A major producer since 1791, Ky. ranked 3rd in US in 1830s, 11th in 1965. Charcoal timber, native ore, limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces making pig iron, utensils, and munitions throughout the northern and western portions of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Old charcoal furnace era ended by depletion of ore and timber and the growth of railroads. See over.
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HM NumberHMX4S
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 716156 N 4329635
Decimal Degrees39.08908333, -84.50075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.345', W 84° 30.045'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 20.70" N, 84° 30' 2.70" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 326-336 W 5th St, Newport KY 41071, US
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