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Midland in Bath County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Caney Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
1. Caney Furnace Marker
Inscription.
Caney Furnace
Stood five miles south. This stone stack, built 1837-38 by Harrison Connor and Joshua Ewing, Sr., was among first iron furnaces west of the Alleghenies to be equipped with a hot-blast oven, a device to preheat the air blown through the stack. Charcoal-fueled and steam-powered, it operated until 1849, and made iron again briefly in 1857-58.

Iron Made in Kentucky
A major producer since 1791, Ky. ranked 3rd in US in 1830s, 11th in 1965. Charcoal timber, native ore, limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces making pig iron, utensils, munitions in the Hanging Rock, Red River, Between Rivers, Rolling Fork, Green River Regions. Old charcoal furnace era ended by depletion of ore and timber and the growth of railroads. See over.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1226.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 7.981′ N, 83° 34.649′ W. Marker is in Midland, Kentucky, in Bath County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Old River Road, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 60. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lick KY 40371, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

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By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
2. Iron Made in Kentucky Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Early Boom Town (approx. 1.7 miles away); Morgan Raiders' Camp (approx. 1.7 miles away); Unwind with Us (approx. 2.3 miles away); Clear Creek Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Faculty And Staff (approx. 8.6 miles away); National Register Historic District / Morehead State University (approx. 8.6 miles away); Allie Young Law Office (approx. 8.6 miles away); Rowan County "War," 1884-1887 (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
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Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
3. Caney Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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