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Near Magnolia in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site, Aetna Furnace

 
 
Site, Aetna Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
1. Site, Aetna Furnace Marker
Inscription. Built in 1816, first iron furnace in western half of Kentucky. Salt and iron sought by early settlers. Charles Wilkins, Ruggles Whiting, and Jacob Holderman were partners in this furnace until 1826, when Holderman became the sole owner. Property included 10,500 acres of land. Furnace operated until the 1850ís. Holderman family cemetery located near site of furnace.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 949.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 23.107′ N, 85° 46.025′ W. Marker is near Magnolia, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 31E and Aetna Furnace Highway (Kentucky Highway 936), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 31E. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Magnolia KY 42757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Gunpowder Mill (approx. 2.7 miles away); An Indian Ambush (approx. 7.5 miles away); Bacon Creek Trestle (approx. 7.5 miles away); Bacon Creek Bridge
Site, Aetna Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
2. Site, Aetna Furnace Marker
View to south with Aetna Furnace Highway (SH 936) on the left and US 31E on the right
(approx. 7.5 miles away); Iron in Green County / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 9.3 miles away); The Boundary Oak (approx. 10.2 miles away); Nancy Lincoln Inn (approx. 10.2 miles away); Sinking Spring (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016.
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