Henry Clay Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky

Henry Clay Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (HMQPO)

Location: Munfordville, KY 42765 Hart County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 16.31', W 85° 53.445'

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Henry Clay Furnace
Built 7? miles east in 1832 by Aylette Hartswell Buckner, S.V. Leedom, Cadwallader Churchill. A stone stack about 35 ft. high, 9 ft. across at widest inside, it burned charcoal fuel to produce pig iron and utensils from local ore. Its air-blast machinery was powered by a water wheel. Its operations were discontinued in 1837. See the other side.

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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.
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HM NumberHMQPO
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number1390
Year Placed1971
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:14pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 598345 N 4125604
Decimal Degrees37.27183333, -85.89075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.31', W 85° 53.445'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 18.60" N, 85° 53' 26.70" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1298 Dixie Hwy, Munfordville KY 42765, US
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