Near Elverson in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Charring in ovens
In the mid-1800s, brick ovens or kilns were built here in an attempt to modernize the charcoal-making process. Believed to be economically beneficial, these kilns fired and produced charcoal but proved unsuccessful. Today the only indication of the charcoal kilns are these ruins.
Laborers used iron-toothed rakes to draw hot, newly made charcoal out of the kilns. Workers hauled charcoal to the cooling shed on your left.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 12.327′ N, 75° 46.503′ W. Marker is near Elverson, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Touch for map. Marker is next to the charcoal kilns ruins on the grounds of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site off Shed Road (Pennsylvania Route 345). Marker is in this post office area: Elverson PA 19520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charcoal Pit (a few steps from this marker); Anthracite Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Cooling Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Headraces (within shouting distance of this marker); Ironmaster's Garden Warwick Furnace (approx. 3.1 miles away); Colonel Thomas Bull (approx. 3.9 miles away); Swedish Pioneers (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elverson.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.