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Durham in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Durham Bat Mine

 
 
Durham Bat Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 19, 2009
1. Durham Bat Mine Marker
Inscription. This 18th century abandoned iron ore mine now serves as an important refuge for several species of bats. With community support, Heritage Conservancy has been protecting these bats, the mine and the surrounding conservation area since acquiring it in 2001. The Conservancy is committed to ensuring permanent protection of this critical habitat and historic site.
 
Location. 40° 34.59′ N, 75° 13.407′ W. Marker is in Durham, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Philadelpia Road and Old Furnace Road, on the right when traveling north on Philadelpia Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Durham Mill. Marker is in this post office area: Durham PA 18039, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Durham Township 9-11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Durham Township Veterans Memorial Flagpole and Terrace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Durham Boat (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Durham Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delaware Canal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Canal Boats
Durham Bat Mine Marker - Front of Durham Mill image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 19, 2009
2. Durham Bat Mine Marker - Front of Durham Mill
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Riegelsville Civil War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); The Riegelsville Academy and Public Library (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Durham Caves/Mines and Bat Colony. (Submitted on August 26, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.)
2. History of the Durham Gristmill. (Submitted on August 26, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Animals
 
Durham Bat Mine image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 19, 2009
3. Durham Bat Mine
Durham Mill image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 19, 2009
4. Durham Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,319 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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