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Mishawaka in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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St. Joseph Iron Works

 
 
St. Joseph Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Indiana Historical Bureau
1. St. Joseph Iron Works Marker
Inscription.  At this site Alanson M. Hurd, a Detroit, Michigan, businessman, built the first successful iron blast furnace in Indiana. The town he platted in 1833 on the south bank of the river was called the St. Joseph Iron Company. On February 17, 1838, the General Assembly incorporated Indiana City on the north side of the river and the St. Joseph Iron Company, with all additions, into one town, Mishawaka.
 
Erected 1968. (Marker Number 71.1968.4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1837.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 39.818′ N, 86° 10.888′ W. Marker was in Mishawaka, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of N. Main St and Front St. Based on a photograph and information on the Indiana Historical Bureau website, the approximate location
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of the missing marker is near the intersection of Main St and Front St. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Mishawaka IN 46544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Perkins Windmill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ball-Band Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Dam Across The St. Joseph River / Power Race (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mishawaka Fish Ladder (approx. ¼ mile away); Mishawaka Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Mishawaka Academic and Normal Institute (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battell Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kamm & Schellinger Brewery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mishawaka.
 
Approximate Location of<br>St. Joseph Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 2, 2103
2. Approximate Location of
St. Joseph Iron Works Marker
Where western portion of the St. Joseph Iron Works was located image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 2, 2013
3. Where western portion of the St. Joseph Iron Works was located
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 13, 2024