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Near Weirton in Hancock County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peter Tarr Furnace

 
 
Peter Tarr Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Peter Tarr Furnace Marker
Inscription. Two miles east is the site of first blast furnace west of the Alleghenies. Built in 1794, it was the forerunner of the steel industry which flourished in this area. Here Peter Tarr cast cannon balls used by Perry on Lake Erie.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.18′ N, 80° 35.638′ W. Marker is near Weirton, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 2 and Kings Creek Road (County Route 11), on the right when traveling north on State Route 2. Click for map. Located at the split between Wylie Ridge Road and Kings Creek Road, north of Weirton. Marker is in this post office area: Weirton WV 26062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Peter Tarr Furnace (approx. 1.1 miles away); Three Springs Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument / Guiseppe Moretti (approx. 2 miles away in Ohio); Holliday's Cove (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hancock County / Brooke County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Brickyard Bend
Peter Tarr Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Peter Tarr Furnace Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); New Cumberland (approx. 4 miles away); Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site (approx. 4.1 miles away in Ohio). Click for a list of all markers in Weirton.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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