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Pottsville in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Burd Patterson

(1788-1867)

 
 
Burd Patterson Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
1. Burd Patterson Marker
Inscription.  Anthracite pioneer. He developed slope method for mining below water table, 1835. His Pottsville Furnace was the first successful smelter of anthracite iron, 1839-40. His home, built 1830-35, was first of the mansions to line Mahantongo St.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 40.897′ N, 76° 12.028′ W. Marker is in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on Mahantongo Street east of South 9th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 803 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville PA 17901, 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. John O'Hara (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yuengling -America's Oldest Brewery (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of the First Defenders and Nicholas Biddle
Wide view of the Burd Patterson Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
2. Wide view of the Burd Patterson Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanish War Veterans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pottsville Maroons (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schuylkill County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Molly Maguire Executions (approx. half a mile away); Firth Dock (1828-1871) (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pottsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. By Samuel T. Wiley (Submitted on September 7, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. MarkerQuest - Burd Patterson. Further information and resources pertaining to the life and home of Burd Patterson. (Submitted on August 14, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Burd Patterson House (1830) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
3. Burd Patterson House (1830)
The home for 37 years of one of the first Anthracite coal barons.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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