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Near St. James in Phelps County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Maramec Iron Works

 
 
Maramec Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
1. Maramec Iron Works Marker
Inscription.  

Here stood the historic Maramec Iron Works, completed in 1829. Fueled by charcoal from the surrounding forest, powered by the nearby Maramec Spring. By the middle of the century this former tribal land of the Shawnees was one of Phelps County's principal settlements. Following the death of Lucy Wortham James in 1938. The James Foundation was created to effectuate her hope that Maramec's beauty be kept "unmarred" and "open to the enjoyment of the people"[.]
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Maramec Iron Works
has been designated an
historical landmark by
ASM International

The Maramec Iron Works began operations on this
site in 1829. Founded by Thomas James, it operated
until 1878, producing cast iron implements and household
goods that contributed greatly to the civilization and
industrialization of the western frontier.


 
Erected by The James Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture
Maramec Iron Works ASMI Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
2. Maramec Iron Works ASMI Marker
Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 57.379′ N, 91° 32.085′ W. Marker is near St. James, Missouri, in Phelps County. Marker is in the Maramec Iron Works area in Maramec Spring Park, off Missouri Highway 8. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21880 Maramec Spring Drive, Saint James MO 65559, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Furnace Shelter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bloomery Forge Trip Hammer (about 400 feet away); "Dunmoor" Lintels (about 400 feet away); Two-Wheeled Charcoal Barrow (about 500 feet away); Wagon Rim Shaper (about 500 feet away); Anchony-Chaffery Hammer (about 500 feet away); Suspension Railroad Drop Bucket (about 500 feet away); Rainbows & Browns (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. James.
 
Also see . . .
1. Maramec Iron Works National Register District Nomination Form. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Maramec Iron Works (Ludwig, 1977). (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. How Iron Was Made (Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site)
Maramec Iron Works Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
3. Maramec Iron Works Markers
. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Maramec Spring Park History. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. ASM Historical Landmarks. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Maramec Iron Works Furnace image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
4. Maramec Iron Works Furnace
Maramec Iron Works Furnace image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
5. Maramec Iron Works Furnace
Maramec Iron Works Diorama Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
6. Maramec Iron Works Diorama Detail
The Furnace & Casting House is center-right. Only the stone Furnace remains extant; the Casting House no longer exists
Maramec Iron Works Furnace Diorama Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
7. Maramec Iron Works Furnace Diorama Detail
Maramec Spring Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
8. Maramec Spring Park Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on October 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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