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Perryopolis in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coke Ovens

 
 
Coke Ovens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 7, 2013
1. Coke Ovens Marker
Inscription.  The bee-hive ovens nearby are typical of the region. Coke was first made from coal near Connellsville in this type oven about 1840. Since 1870 use of coke has been vital to steel making.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 4.267′ N, 79° 45.719′ W. Marker was in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker was on Pittsburgh Road (Pennsylvania Route 51) 1.1 miles south of West Independence Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Perryopolis PA 15473, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. St. Nicholas Byzantine Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Blacksmith Shop & Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Perry Township High School Bell (approx. 1.2 miles away); Perryopolis United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Youghiogheny Bank of Pennsylvania (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Perry Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryopolis.
 
Also see . . .  Coke Ovens behind the marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on September 7, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Coke Ovens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 7, 2013
2. Coke Ovens Marker
Missing Coke Ovens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jay Stern, July 1, 2014
3. Missing Coke Ovens Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on July 1, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 1, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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