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Lonaconing in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Successful Coke Fired Iron Furnace in America

Fired May 9, 1839 - Closed 1856

 
 
First Successful Coke Fired Iron Furnace in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
1. First Successful Coke Fired Iron Furnace in America Marker
Inscription.  
Named to the National Register of
Historic Places — June 19, 1973

Presented by the Preservation Society
of Allegany County, Inc.
May 1974

 
Erected 1974 by The Preservation Society of Allegany County, Inc.
 
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. 39° 34.214′ N, 78° 58.68′ W. Marker is in Lonaconing, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Maryland Route 36) and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling south on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 Furnace St, Lonaconing MD 21539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George's Creek Coal and Iron Company (1837-1855) (a few steps from this marker); Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Turnbull Mine Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to Mary E. Myers
The Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
2. The Furnace
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Heroes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lonaconing Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lonaconing's Tumultuous Past (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lonaconing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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