Ironville in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This stone lined pit marks the location of the scale used to weigh ore cars coming from the mines at Hammondsville, three miles to the west. The scale house beside the pit housed a heavy-duty car scale which measured the ore contents of each car before it was dumped at the separator building further on.
Weigh Station ca. 1875 Penfield Homestead Museum Collection
(Marker Number 4.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 43° 55.323′ N, 73° 32.072′ W. Marker is in Ironville, New York, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Creek Road (County Route 2) and Whitehead Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crown Point NY 12928, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Dressed Ore (within shouting distance of this marker); On The Train (within shouting distance of this marker); 1873 Expansion (within shouting The Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); Charcoal (within shouting distance of this marker); Penfield Pond (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Penfield Homestead Museum (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ironville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2022, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2022, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.