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Near Lynn in Greenup County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

New Hampshire Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2019
1. New Hampshire Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky Marker
Inscription.  Built 6 miles west in 1846 on a tract of 30,000 acres by Samuel Seaton and others. Stone stack is 35 feet high, 10 feet across inside. Charcoal fueled, steam-powered air blast. In 22 weeks of 1854, produced 970 tons of iron, hauled in pigs by oxcarts to the Ohio River. It was probably not operated after 1854.

Iron Made in Kentucky. A major producer since 1781, Kentucky ranked 3rd in U.S. in 1838s, 11th in 1965. Charcoal timber, native ore, and limestone supplied material from numerous furnaces making pig iron, utensils, munitions in Hanging Rock, Red River, Between Rivers, Rolling Fork, and Green River Regions. Old charcoal furnace era ended by depletion of ore and timber and the growth of railroads.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways, presented by Armco Steel Corp. (Marker Number 1130.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 35.864′ N, 82° 56.799′ W. Marker
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By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2019
2. Iron Made in Kentucky side of marker
is near Lynn, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 7 and Brushy Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 7. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Shore KY 41175, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bennett’s Mill Bridge (approx. 2˝ miles away); Raccoon Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 6 miles away); A Masterful Retreat (approx. 6.1 miles away); County Named, 1803 (approx. 6.1 miles away); Jesse Stuart (approx. 6.1 miles away); Greenup “Town Fathers” (approx. 6.1 miles away); E. K. Railway (approx. 6.7 miles away); Jesse Stuart (1906-1984) (approx. 8 miles away).
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2019
3. New Hampshire Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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