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Mishawaka in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Joseph Iron Works

 
 
St. Joseph Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Indiana Historical Bureau
1. St. Joseph Iron Works Marker
Inscription. At this site Alanson M. Hurd, a Detroit, Michigan, businessman, built the first successful iron blast furnace in Indiana. The town he platted in 1833 on the south bank of the river was called the St. Joseph Iron Company. On February 17, 1838, the General Assembly incorporated Indiana City on the north side of the river and the St. Joseph Iron Company, with all additions, into one town, Mishawaka.
 
Erected 1968. (Marker Number 71.1968.4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 41° 39.818′ N, 86° 10.888′ W. Marker was in Mishawaka, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of N. Main St and Front St. Click for map. Based on a photograph and information on the Indiana Historical Bureau website, the approximate location of the missing marker is near the intersection of Main St and Front St. Marker was in this post office area: Mishawaka IN 46544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. First Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Perkins Windmill
Approximate Location of<br>St. Joseph Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 2, 2103
2. Approximate Location of
St. Joseph Iron Works Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ball-Band Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Dam Across The St. Joseph River / Power Race (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mishawaka Fish Ladder (approx. mile away); Mishawaka Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Mishawaka Academic and Normal Institute (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battell Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mishawaka.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Where western portion of the St. Joseph Iron Works was located image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 2, 2013
3. Where western portion of the St. Joseph Iron Works was located
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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