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Curtis Creek Furnace

 
 
Curtis Creek Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 30, 2002
1. Curtis Creek Furnace Marker
Inscription.  The Curtis Creek Furnace, located on the south side of Furnace Creek, one-half mile east of Ritchie Highway, was established in 1759 and with a foundry built in 1829, continued to turn out high grade charcoal pig iron until abandoned in 1851.
 
Erected by Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1759.
 
Location. 39° 11.024′ N, 76° 36.743′ W. Marker is in Glen Burnie, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Governor Ritchie Highway (Maryland Route 2) 0.1 miles north of Furnace Branch Road (Maryland Route 270), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Burnie MD 21060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ferndale, Maryland (approx. 1˝ miles away); Sgt. Ronald M. Randazzo (approx. 1˝ miles away); World War II (approx. 1˝ miles away); Defending the Chesapeake Bay (approx. 1.6 miles away); World War 1917
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); St. Alban's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Recreation Acres (approx. 1.8 miles away); To All Who Served (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Burnie.
 
Also see . . .  The Origin of the Iron Industry in Maryland. Information and a picture about the Curtis Creek Furnace, typical of the Catalan furnace commonly used in Maryland's early iron industry. (Submitted on May 21, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.) 
 
Curtis Creek Furnace image. Click for more information.
2. Curtis Creek Furnace
From The Origin of the Iron Industry in Maryland website.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,177 times since then and 352 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 9, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on April 30, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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