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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lackawanna Iron

 
 
Lackawanna Iron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. Lackawanna Iron Marker
Inscription. Iron was forged in Slocum Hollow by 1797. Nearby are remains of Lackawanna Iron Co. works begun 1840 by Scranton and associates. Iron rails for the Erie R.R. were made here, 1847. Steel-making begun in 1875. Closed in 1902.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 24.214′ N, 75° 39.827′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Mattes Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Cedar Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the Scranton Iron Furnace Park. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18505, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Shops (a few steps from this marker); Scranton's Iron Furnace (a few steps from this marker); The Blast Furnaces (a few steps from this marker); Scranton Iron Furnaces (within shouting distance of this marker); Supplying the Blast (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Casting Iron (about 300 feet away); Rolling and Puddling (about 300 feet away); Making Steel (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
Lackawanna Iron Marker and Entrance to Scranton Iron Furnace Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. Lackawanna Iron Marker and Entrance to Scranton Iron Furnace Park

1. Scranton Iron Furnaces. A page from the Anthracite Museum detailing the furnace. Includes some photos of the furnace when configured for operation. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company Furance. National Register documentation for the furnace. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Lackawanna Iron. From Explore Pa History. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Iron Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
3. The Iron Furnace
Three furnaces were linked together in order to share equipment. These furnaces used a hot blast system to smelt the iron.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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