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Newport in Campbell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Licking Furnace/Iron Made in Kentucky

 
 
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By P. A. Miller, May 14, 2009
1. Licking Furnace/Iron Made in Kentucky Marker
Inscription. Built three blocks east in 1859 by Swift's Iron and Steel Works. As rebuilt in 1869, it was 65 feet high, with a maximum diameter inside of 16 feet. Its annual capacity was 17,000 tons of iron, using Connellsville coke as fuel. Iron mostly converted to steel at same works. Furnace ceased operating by 1888. See over.

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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, and munitions throughout the northern and western portions of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Old charcoal furnace era ended by depletion of ore and timber and the growth of railroads. See over.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 5.345′ N, 84° 30.045′ W. Marker is in Newport, Kentucky, in Campbell County. Marker is on West 5th Street (Kentucky Route 8), in the median. Click for map. Located on the triangle formed by the split of West 4th and West 5th Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Newport KY 41071, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By P. A. Miller, May 14, 2009
2. Licking Furnace/Iron Made in Kentucky Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. John James Audubon (approx. mile away); Carneal House (approx. mile away); Chief Little Turtle (approx. mile away); Daniel Carter Beard (approx. mile away); George and Ruth Kohlbran Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kennedy House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain Mary B. Greene (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Point (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by P. A. Miller of Richmond, California. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by P. A. Miller of Richmond, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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