Watt Car and Wheel Company

Watt Car and Wheel Company (HMHRI)

Location: Barnesville, OH 43713 Belmont County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 59.463', W 81° 10.235'

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Joseph Watt and son James H. started a small foundry in 1862 making plow points, window sash weights, and heating stoves. Later, brothers Stewart, Ross, and John W. joined and the name became J.H. Watt and Brothers. Securing a patent for a self-oiling mine car wheel, the business expanded to this 27-acre site. In 1891, Ohio gubernatorial candidate, and later U.S. president, William McKinley, dedicated the buildings. By 1901, over 135 were employed by Watt Mining Car Wheel Company producing mine and rail cars for U.S. and foreign markets. The Watt Car and Wheel Company was sold in 1966 to German interests and closed in 1996, ending an era of employment for generations of local people.
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HM NumberHMHRI
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number19-9
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Watt Center for History and the Arts, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 10:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 485437 N 4426777
Decimal Degrees39.99105000, -81.17058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.463', W 81° 10.235'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 27.78" N, 81° 10' 14.10" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 511-565 Watt Ave, Barnesville OH 43713, US
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