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Near Thurmont in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Catoctin Furnace

 
 
Catoctin Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 1, 2007
1. Catoctin Furnace Marker
Inscription. An important iron furnace during the revolution owned by Governor Thomas Johnson and his brothers. Furnished 100 tons of shells used at Yorktown.
 
Erected by (Maryland) State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces marker series.
 
Location. 39° 34.419′ N, 77° 25.864′ W. Marker is near Thurmont, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Blacks Mill Road and Catoctin Furnace Road (Route 806), on the left when traveling west on Blacks Mill Road. Touch for map. The furnace stands inside an extension of Cunningham Falls State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Thurmont MD 21788, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Isabella" and Casting Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Catoctin Iron Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Catoctin Iron Furnace (approx. half a mile away); Cunningham Falls (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lewistown Trout Hatchery and Bass Ponds (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lewistown
Catoctin Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 1, 2007
2. Catoctin Furnace Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); The Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock (approx. 3.4 miles away); Thurmont Memorial Park (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thurmont.
 
Also see . . .
1. Catoctin Furnace at Cunningham Falls State Park. (Submitted on July 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. A history of the Catoctin Furnace. (Submitted on July 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Animation of Blast Furnace Operation. (Submitted on July 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
4. Catoctin Iron Furnace - National Park Service. Includes detailed chronology of furnace activity (Submitted on October 6, 2007, by Jakub Kaluzny of Rockville, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Isabella Blast Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 1, 2007
3. The Isabella Blast Furnace
Built in the 1800s, this furnace stack was similar to those used during the Revolutionary War.
Remains of the Ironmaster's House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 1, 2007
4. Remains of the Ironmaster's House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,884 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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