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Near Zena in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Howe’s Powder Mill

 
 
Howe’s Powder Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, June 7, 2020
1. Howe’s Powder Mill Marker
Inscription.  The map of Ulster County in 1854 shows the ruins of the J. Howe's Powder Mill on Lot 82 B.C. The mill made gunpowder in early 1850. The mill was built on the Sawkill Creek. The powder was ground dry causing it to blow up often.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 41° 59.548′ N, 74° 2.617′ W. Marker is near Zena, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on Sawkill Road (County Route 30) near Sawkill Park Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Leggs’ Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zena - Waghkonk (approx. 2.4 miles away); Kingston Area (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Senate House – 1676 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Zena Mill (approx. 3½ miles away); Maverick Road (approx. 3.9 miles away); Settlers Captured (approx. 3.9 miles away); Medal of Honor (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zena.
 
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Howe’s Powder Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, June 7, 2020
2. Howe’s Powder Mill Marker
Howe’s Powder Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, June 7, 2020
3. Howe’s Powder Mill Marker
The Sawkill is behind the trees on left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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