Furnace Flat

Furnace Flat (HM1S4B)

Location: Strafford, VT 05070 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 50.098', W 72° 19.969'

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In this area, what may have been the first use of hot blast to smelt copper adjacent to a mine in the United States took place. During the winter of 1833-1834, Isaac Tyson, Jr., invented a hot-blast system for smelting copper. Assisted by smelting foreman Daniel Long and others, Tyson produced copper on the south side of the Ompompanoosuc River through the 1830s using ore from nearby Copperas Hill and anthracite coal from Pennsylvania. Several more smelters were located at Furnace Flat on the north side of the river into the 1860s. An important aspect of all operations was the experimental manufacture of byproducts such as sulfur, paint, and sulfuric acid from waste materials. Isaac Tyson, Jr. was elected to the National Mining Hall of Fame in 1996.
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HM NumberHM1S4B
Year Placed2013
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 714434 N 4857001
Decimal Degrees43.83496667, -72.33281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 50.098', W 72° 19.969'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 50' 5.88" N, 72° 19' 58.14" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 52-132 VT-132, Strafford VT 05070, US
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