Franconia in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Stone Iron Furnace
Due west stands New Hampshire's sole-surviving example of a post-Revolutionary furnace for smelting local iron ore. The industry flourished during first half of 19th century. It produced pig and bar iron for farm tools and cast iron ware, including famous "Franconia Stoves".
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 009.)
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.
Location. 44° 13.808′ N, 71° 45.268′ W. Marker is in Franconia, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is on Main Street (New Hampshire Route 116) 0.1 miles south of Sugar Hill Road (New Hampshire Route 117), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located across the street from the Lafayette Regional School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franconia NH 03580, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1889 Iron Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Iron Furnace (within shouting distance of this Early Franconia (within shouting distance of this marker); First Ski School in America (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fanny’s Little Playhouse (approx. 3.6 miles away); Frances Glessner Lee (approx. 3.8 miles away); Willowdale Settlement (approx. 4.4 miles away); Angel of the Mountains (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franconia.
More about this marker. The furnace itself, on private property across the Gale River, can be seen from the Interpretive Center. It is the only such furnace still standing in NH.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Besaw Iron Furnace Interpretive Center
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