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Slatington in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First School Slate Factory

 
 
First School Slate Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
1. First School Slate Factory Marker
Inscription. The first factory to produce blackboard and school slates common in U.S. classrooms opened nearby in 1847. Slate production peaked at over one million pieces early in the 20th century, leading to Slatington’s distinction as the nation’s top slate and blackboard producer.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 45.148′ N, 75° 36.483′ W. Marker is in Slatington, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Factory Street on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Slatington PA 18080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warrior’s Path (a few steps from this marker); George Kern Home (within shouting distance of this marker); John Kern Barn (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Truckers Mill (about 700 feet away); Kern Settlers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lehigh Valley Railroad Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Slate Industry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neff House Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Slatington.
 
Categories. EducationIndustry & Commerce
 
First School Slate Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
2. First School Slate Factory Marker
First School Slate Factory-Located on Factory Street image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
3. First School Slate Factory-Located on Factory Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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