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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, January 18, 2015
1. Peter Tarr Furnace Marker
Inscription. First iron furnace in N.W. Virginia built in 1790's on Campbell land by a man named Grant. Company of Grant & Partner failed CA. 1800. Deeded to Peter Tarr April, 1801, by pioneer James Campbell. Operations resumed by Connell, Tarr & Co. Continuing until CA. 1840. Reconstructed in 1968 by Frank D. Bowman, William Lauttamus, Daniel Jones & Alexander McIntosh, Osvaldo DiBartolomeo, Stonemason.
 
Location. 40° 26.243′ N, 80° 34.365′ W. Marker is near Weirton, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of King's Creek Road and Patricia Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the Peter Tarr Furnace site. 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. 1.1 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument / Guiseppe Moretti (approx. 2.4 miles away in Ohio); Holliday's Cove (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hancock County / Brooke County (approx. 2.9 miles away);
Peter Tarr Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 18, 2015
2. Peter Tarr Furnace Marker
Brickyard Bend (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hancock County / State of Pennsylvania (approx. 3.6 miles away); New Cumberland (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Weirton.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Peter Tarr Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 18, 2015
3. Peter Tarr Furnace
Peter Tarr Furnace Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 18, 2015
4. Peter Tarr Furnace Plaque
Located next to the furnace
In memory of
1812
On this site, part of the original Peter Tarr Grant, stood the first blast furnace erected west of the Alleghenies. Here, were cast the cannon balls used by Commodore Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813.
"WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND THEY ARE OURS"

Erected by
American Legion Post No. 10
Weirton, W. VA.

Dedicated Sept. 2, 1922
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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