Gerard Furnace

Gerard Furnace (HMPDY)

Location: New Concord, KY 42076 Calloway County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 31.463', W 88° 7.129'

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Iron Made in Kentucky

Gerard Furnace
Built 2? miles east in 1854 by Browder, Kentucky and Co. Inside it was 24ft. high and 10½ ft. across at widest point, burning locally made charcoal fuel. Its air blast machinery was powered by steam. In 34 weeks of 1857, it produced 1,595 tons of pig iron, mostly shipped by steamboats on Tennessee River. Did not operate after 1858. See other side.

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. Charcoal-furnace era ended in 1880s with depletion of ore and timber and use of modern methods. Over.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1373
Year Placed2007
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 12:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 399833 N 4042694
Decimal Degrees36.52438333, -88.11881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 31.463', W 88° 7.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 31' 27.78" N, 88° 7' 7.74" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 Valentine Rd, New Concord KY 42076, US
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