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Catoctin Iron Furnace

Original Catoctin Furnace

 
 
Catoctin Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
1. Catoctin Iron Furnace Marker
Inscription.  The original Catoctin Furnace, located nearby on Little Hunting Creek, was in blast by 1776 and delivered 958 ten inch bombshells weighing over 31 tons to Washington’s Continental Army in 1780. A great number were used in the siege of Yorktown a year later.

The Johnson brothers built the furnace. Thomas Johnson later became the first governor of the State of Maryland.

This historic marker is dedicated and presented to the Maryland Park Service by the Sgt. Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Maryland Sons of the American Revolution on October 25, 2009.
 
Erected 2009 by Maryland Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Sons of the American Revolution series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1858.
 
Location. 39° 34.428′ N, 77° 25.878′ W. Marker is in Thurmont, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Black Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thurmont MD 21788, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

Catoctin Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
2. Catoctin Iron Furnace Marker
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Catoctin Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Erasure and Rediscovery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Return of Names (approx. 0.4 miles away); An Unquiet Place (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dynamic Nature of History (approx. 0.4 miles away); Who Built this Village? (approx. 0.4 miles away); Secondary Industries and the Mill Pond (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harriet Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thurmont.
 
Catoctin Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
3. Catoctin Iron Furnace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 20, 2022