“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Town of Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Blast Furnace

Blast Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Adams, September 24, 2017
1. Blast Furnace Marker
Inscription.  Erected in 1809 by Alfred Keith. First on Lake Champlain in northern NY State. Operated by Keith 1809-1822, Jacob Sax 1822 until destroyed by the flood of 1830.
Erected by Town of Plattsburgh.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
Location. 44° 37.673′ N, 73° 26.859′ W. Marker is in Town of Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on New York State Route 9 north of South Junction Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the spot where Route 9 crosses the Salmon River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plattsburgh NY 12901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Possession House (a few steps from this marker); Sax House (within shouting distance of this marker); Friswell Patent (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gilliland Homestead (about 700 feet away); Gilliland Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles
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away); Battle of Valcour (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peru’s First Settler (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Valcour (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Town of Plattsburgh.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 24, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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