Scranton Iron Furnaces Historic Site

Scranton Iron Furnaces Historic Site (HM274H)

Location: Scranton, PA 18505 Lackawanna County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 24.247', W 75° 40.38'

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Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Four anthracite-fueled blast furnaces from the 1850s still stand, reminders of iron and steel production in the valley.
The historic Scranton Iron Furnaces in the south end of the city represent the early iron industry in the United States. Four anthracite-fueled blast furnaces from the 1850s remain, serving as reminders of iron and steel production in the valley. Founded by Scranton, Grant and Company, the site became part of the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company.
Today, the historic site is home to an annual industrial arts festival in the spring, and a bonfire celebration in the fall, both of which pay tribute to the rich heritage of the region.
Plans have been proposed to rehabilitate the Iron Furnaces and upgrade the site's greenspace to make the venue a cultural destination, and to develop adjoining properties to create an Iron Arts District in South Scranton.
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HM NumberHM274H
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Placed ByLackawanna Heritage Valley Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 443746 N 4583837
Decimal Degrees41.40411667, -75.67300000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.247', W 75° 40.38'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 14.82" N, 75° 40' 22.8" W
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Area Code(s)570
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, Scranton PA 18505, US
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