Coke, a hard, porous residue with a high heating value, was made by burning coal in the sealed ovens. When ready, the coke was drawn from the ovens and loaded into rail cars and shipped to Pittsburgh, where it was used in the making of steel.
Until the end of World War I, the "Connellsville Coke Region" was so unrivalled in the production of coke, that at one time it was known as "The Coke Center of the World".
|Placed By||Andrew P. Miller, Eagle Scout Project|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:31pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 615962 N 4432672|
|Decimal Degrees||40.03631667, -79.64078333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 2.179', W 79° 38.447'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 2' 10.74" N, 79° 38' 26.82" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 242-280 Great Allegheny Passage (North), Connellsville PA 15425, US|
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