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Tuxedo in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sterling Furnace

 
 
Sterling Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, October 15, 2007
1. Sterling Furnace Marker
Inscription.
This tablet was erected by the
Daughters of the Revolution
State of New York
June 23, 1906
To commemorate the ruins of
Sterling Furnace
Which was built on this spot in 1751.


This furnace is believed to have been the first place in the State of New York in which iron and steel were manufactured in quantity.

From the iron here produced was manufactured in 1778, by Peter Townsend, the Great Chain put across the Hudson River, near West Point, to impede the progress of the British war-ships up the river; and the first anchor made in New York State was here manufactured in 1773.
 
Erected 1906 by Daughters of the Revolution.
 
Location. 41° 11.856′ N, 74° 15.609′ W. Marker is in Tuxedo, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Old Forge Rd just from Sterling Lake Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Walk up path on right side of clearing. Tablet is nestled into hillside. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Old Forge Rd,, Tuxedo Park NY 10987, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The Colony" (approx. 3.2 miles away); Gladys Taylorís Inn
Sterling Furnace Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, October 15, 2007
2. Sterling Furnace Tablet
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Ringwood Manor (approx. 4.1 miles away in New Jersey); Ringwood Manor Iron Complex (approx. 4.1 miles away in New Jersey); Robert Erskine (approx. 4.2 miles away in New Jersey); Robert Erskine F.R.S. (approx. 4.2 miles away in New Jersey); Ringwood Manor Forges (approx. 4.2 miles away in New Jersey); Water Wheel Pit (approx. 4.4 miles away in New Jersey).
 
Also see . . .
1. Sterling Iron Works from Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 18, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.)
2. Hudson River Chain from Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 18, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceLandmarksNatural ResourcesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
2nd Sterling Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Leslie Smith, August 24, 2008
3. 2nd Sterling Furnace
The second Sterling Furnace built adjacent to the site of the first Sterling Furnace was reconstructed in the 1950s.
The Great Chain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
4. The Great Chain
Thirteen links from the chain that spanned the Hudson River at West Point are seen here at the U.S. Military Academy. They were forged at Sterling Furnace.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.   4. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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