Salt River Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky

Salt River Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (HM2AOF)

Location: Lebanon Junction, KY 40150 Bullitt County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 55.662', W 85° 42.126'

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Stood one mile west. It was a stone stack 33 ft. high with a maximum inner diameter of 10 ft. Its fuel was charcoal, and its air blast machinery was driven by a steam engine, blowing preheated air through the stack. Built in 1832, perhaps by John H. Baker, it produced 700 to 800 tons of iron and castings annually until operations ended, 1853. See over.

(Reverse) Iron Made in Kentucky - 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, munitions in the Hanging Rock, Red River, Between Rivers, Rolling Fork, Green River Regions. Old charcoal furnace era ended by depletion of ore and timber and the growth of railroads. See over.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1968
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 614066 N 4198587
Decimal Degrees37.92770000, -85.70210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 55.662', W 85° 42.126'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 55' 39.72" N, 85° 42' 7.5599999999999" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 Preston Hwy, Lebanon Junction KY 40150, US
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