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Coopers Rock State Forest in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Henry Clay Furnace

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
1. Henry Clay Furnace Marker
Inscription. West, in Coopers Rock State Forest, is the Henry Clay cold blast furnace, built 1834-36 by Leonard Lamp. It had capacity for four tons pig iron per day, and furnished employment for 200 people. Sold to Ellicots in 1837. Operated until 1847.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 39.18′ N, 79° 49.407′ W. Marker is in Coopers Rock State Forest, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker can be reached from County Line Drive (Local Route 73/12) south of Exit 15 (Interstate 68). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 County Line Drive, Bruceton Mills WV 26525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Clay Iron Furnace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salt Sand (approx. 1.2 miles away); Monongalia County / Preston County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ice’s Ferry (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of the Birthplace of David Adam Ice (approx. 2.2 miles away); George Washington Stopped Here (approx. 3.5 miles away); Fort Pierpont (approx. 3.5 miles away); Easton Roller Mill (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coopers Rock State Forest.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in Coopers
Henry Clay Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
2. Henry Clay Furnace Marker
Rock State Forest, in the parking area for the Clay Furnace Hiking Trail, which leads down to the furnace. There is no charge to enter the State Forest. An earlier version of this marker was located on old US 48, a highway between Cumberland and Morgantown that was replaced by Interstate 68 in the 1990s. The text on this marker suggests that it may be unchanged from the older marker that stood on the highway outside of the State Forest entrance.
 
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Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Henry Clay Furnace image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
3. Henry Clay Furnace
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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