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Northwood in Worth County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Worth County Courthouse Cannon

 
 
Worth County Courthouse Cannon Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, July 22, 2008
1. Worth County Courthouse Cannon Marker
Inscription.
Cast during the Civil
War years by the
Northwood Foundry,
once located on the
north bank of the
Shell Rock River.


Iowa
150
Celebrate
Our State
1846 1996

 
Erected 1996 by the Worth County Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 43° 26.666′ N, 93° 13.098′ W. Marker is in Northwood, Iowa, in Worth County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue (County Road 105) and 10th Street (U.S. 65) on Central Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at the northeast corner, near the Sheriff's Office and County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Central Avenue, Northwood IA 50459, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Worth County Courthouse, 1880 (within shouting distance of this marker); Swensrud School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Index Building (about 400 feet away); Amundson-Grosland Building (about 400 feet away); First National Bank (about 400 feet away); Paramount Building (about 500 feet away); Hunter Building (about 500 feet away); Anchor Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Northwood.
 
Also see . . .
Worth County Courthouse Cannon and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, July 22, 2008
2. Worth County Courthouse Cannon and Marker
The cannon is an 8-inch Columbiad, Model of 1861, commonly called a "Rodman" after its inventor Thomas J. Rodman. The gun was designed for use in seacoast fortifications.
 Iowa Civil War Monuments. "[It] has a sign that implies that it was manufactured at the Northwood Foundry; however, it was cast at the Fort Pitt Foundry in Pittsburg in 1864 while only the carriage was actually manufactured here." (Submitted on March 1, 2009.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Muzzle Markings Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, July 22, 2008
3. Muzzle Markings
N38. 8520lbs. R.H.K.W.
Fort Pitt PA 1864


Translated, this indicates the 38th gun in this pattern from West Point Foundry in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, weighing 8520 pounds, and inspected by Robert Henry Kirkwood Whiteley in 1864.
 
 
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