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Franklin in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Franklin Furnace

The Great Mining Town

Franklin Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Raymond Siwek, August 16, 2020
1. Franklin Furnace Marker
Franklin Furnace began before the Revolutionary War making iron from ore mined near Franklin Pond. An iron furnace was here from about 1765-1895. It began as a water-powered charcoal forge along the Wallkill River. This site housed a coal fired forge and foundry that included what was reported to be among one of the largest blast furnaces in the nation during the 1870's. Known as the "Model Mining Town of the East." Franklin has one of the largest zinc ore bodies on earth. Franklin Borough is known as the "Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 41° 6.648′ N, 74° 35.219′ W. Marker is in Franklin, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Ave. (County Route 631) and Hospital Road, on the left when traveling north on Franklin Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin NJ 07416, 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. Franklin School (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Samuel Fowler (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Sterling Mine
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(approx. 2 miles away); Old Schoolhouse and Firehouse Museum (approx. 2.1 miles away); Joseph Sharp's Iron Works (approx. 2˝ miles away); George Washington Encampment (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Works of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Concentrating Company (approx. 3.4 miles away); Snufftown - Stockholm (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2021, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 64 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 20, 2021, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 16, 2024