Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Snow Hill in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nassawango Iron Furnace

 
 
Nassawango Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
1. Nassawango Iron Furnace Marker
Inscription.  Built 1832 by the Maryland Iron Company to smelt bog iron ore dug from the bed of Nassawango Creek. It was abandoned in 1847. The old furnace stack is still standing (1934).
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 38° 12.645′ N, 75° 27.068′ W. Marker is near Snow Hill, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Furnace Road and MD 12, on the left on Old Furnace Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Snow Hill MD 21863, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Nassawango Iron Furnace (approx. 1.1 miles away); Askiminokonson (approx. 2.8 miles away); Historic Western Auto Building (approx. 3.9 miles away); Makemie Memorial Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Worcester County Courthouse (approx. 3.9 miles away); World War I Memorial
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(approx. 3.9 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Snow Hill Town (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snow Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum. Furnace Town offers an interpretive program in an effort to bring to life the daily life activities of this 19th century village. (Submitted on November 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. A Brief History of Nassawango Iron. An article by Alice Paterra, hosted on the Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum website. (Submitted on November 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Iron Furnace
The old iron furnace is now in a park operated by the Nature Conservancy. It is open from April to October.
    — Submitted November 29, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
Nassawango Iron Furnace image. Click for full size.
April 9, 2006
2. Nassawango Iron Furnace
A ramp to the top of the furnace allows visitors to see the hot-blast system, which replaced the original cold-blast furnace. This upgrade enabled the last owner, Mr. Thomas Spence, to increase pig iron production.
Nassawango Iron Furnace image. Click for full size.
April 9, 2006
3. Nassawango Iron Furnace
Nassawango Iron Furnace image. Click for full size.
January 11, 2002
4. Nassawango Iron Furnace
Nassawango Iron Furnace image. Click for full size.
January 11, 2002
5. Nassawango Iron Furnace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,378 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 29, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=3819

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from purchases you make after using links to Amazon.com. Thank you.
Paid Advertisements
Mar. 1, 2024