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Woodstock in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blacksmith Shop

circa 1900

 
 
Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 17, 2021
1. Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  
The Mt. Pleasant blacksmith shop is the only working blacksmith shop in Howard County and contains a forge, bellows, anvil, vise, tongs and tools. Blacksmith create and repair objects made of iron and steel, such as horseshoes, tools, and wagon parts. As part of the forging process metal is heated until it glows red or orange, making it malleable for hammering, bending, cutting and shaping with hand tools. During heating, a layer of oxides forms on the surface of iron creating a black appearance, hence the word "blacksmith." "Smith" comes from the word "smite," which means to hit.

An anvil serves as a workbench for blacksmiths.
 
Erected by Howard County Conservancy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 18.929′ N, 76° 52.488′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker can be reached from Old Frederick Road (Maryland Route 99) west of Dorchester Way, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker

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is at or near this postal address: 10520 Old Frederick Rd, Woodstock MD 21163, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wagon Shed (a few steps from this marker); Carriage House (within shouting distance of this marker); Corn Crib (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Mt. Pleasant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mt. Pleasant (about 300 feet away); Log Cabin Viewing Window (about 300 feet away); Howard County Master Gardners Demonstration Garden (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
 
The Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 17, 2021
2. The Blacksmith Shop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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