Lock Ridge Iron Furnace

Lock Ridge Iron Furnace (HM1LPE)

Location: Alburtis, PA 18011 Lehigh County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 30.558', W 75° 35.892'

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Representative of the many iron furnaces in the Lehigh Valley, Lock Ridge was constructed here in 1868, operated until 1921, and was the last furnace in the US to solely use anthracite coal as fuel. By the late 19th century the Lehigh Valley was the state's largest producer of pig iron. Among the only remnants of Pennsylvania's anthracite iron industry, the partially restored complex is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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HM NumberHM1LPE
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 449319 N 4484458
Decimal Degrees40.50930000, -75.59820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 30.558', W 75° 35.892'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 30' 33.48" N, 75° 35' 53.52" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 407 Franklin St, Alburtis PA 18011, US
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