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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Old Iron Works

 
 
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By Bradley Owen, April 30, 2021
1. Old Iron Works Marker
Inscription.  Iron furnaces were busy in Monongalia County at early date. At Rock Forge, Samuel Hanway started work, 1798, and on Cheat River, Samuel Jackson built a furnace. The latter plant, under the Ellicotts, worked 1200 men.
 
Erected 1980 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
 
Location. 39° 37.656′ N, 79° 57.19′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Walnut Street (West Virginia Route 7) and Brockway Avenue (West Virginia Route 7), on the right when traveling west on South Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1328 S Walnut St, Morgantown WV 26501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zackwill Morgan (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Protestant Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam Conflict Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean Conflict Memorial
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Honor Roll (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); To the Patriots of the American Revolution (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Regarding Old Iron Works. A marker with identical content is at water's edge on Walnut Street in Morgantown. This one is still in place and has not been relocated or removed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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