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Groton in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Shot Furnace

 
 
Shot Furnace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
1. Shot Furnace Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1843 – To heat
cannon balls to set
wooden vessels aflame
when struck

 
Location. 41° 21.206′ N, 72° 4.859′ W. Marker is in Groton, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker can be reached from Monument Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Fort Griswold State Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Groton CT 06340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Way (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ye Ebenezer Avery House (about 400 feet away); Death of Major William Montgomery (about 400 feet away); Col. William Ledyard (about 400 feet away); The Construction of Fort Griswold (about 500 feet away); The Battle of Groton Heights (about 500 feet away); Defenders of Fort Griswold Sept 6th 1781 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Groton.
 
Also see . . .  Tour of the Fort. Friends of Fort Griswold website. (Submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Marker in Fort Griswold Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
2. Marker in Fort Griswold
Shot Furnace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
3. Shot Furnace Marker
Shot Furnace Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
4. Shot Furnace
Shot Furnace in Fort Griswold Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
5. Shot Furnace in Fort Griswold Park
Fort Griswold and the Groton Battle Monument can be seen in the photo beyond the Shot Furnace.
Shot Furnace and Powder Magazine at Fort Griswold Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
6. Shot Furnace and Powder Magazine at Fort Griswold
The Powder Magazine (left) and shot furnace can be seen in this photo. Also visible are the Groton Battle Monument and Fort Griswold.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 905 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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