America's First Iron Puddling Furnace

America's First Iron Puddling Furnace (HM21L5)

Location: Smock, PA 15480 Fayette County
Buy Pennsylvania State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 39° 58.076', W 79° 45.011'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
In 1817 ironmaster Isaac Meason and Welshman, Thomas Lewis built a puddling furnace and bar rolling mill here using a process from Wales that revolutionized the iron industry. It removed carbon from brittle pig iron creating malleable wrought iron in one step, making iron production much more efficient and less costly. Later, "puddlers" in Pittsburgh formed the first metals union, the Sons of Vulcan, forerunner of the United Steelworkers.
HM NumberHM21L5
Year Placed2017
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 606735 N 4424945
Decimal Degrees39.96793333, -79.75018333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.076', W 79° 45.011'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 4.56" N, 79° 45' 0.66000000000017" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)724
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1569 Pittsburgh Rd, Smock PA 15480, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Searight's Tollhouse
2.71 miles
Toll House
2.72 miles
George C. Marshall
4.75 miles
George C. Marshall
4.78 miles
Fayette County
4.81 miles
James Finley
4.96 miles
National Road
5.09 miles
Fayette Campus
5.12 miles
Connellsville Coke Region
5.2 miles
Meason House
5.28 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?