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Nazareth in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Henry's Gun Factory

 
 
Henry's Gun Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
1. Henry's Gun Factory Marker
Inscription. Here rifles and other firearms were made for use in the War of 1812. Built by William Henry, 2nd, about 1800, the famous Henry shotgun was made here as late as 1904. The site is about half a mile away.
 
Erected 1974 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 46.809′ N, 75° 16.698′ W. Marker is in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Sullivan Trail (Pennsylvania Route 115) and Belfast Road on Sullivan Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5879 Sullivan Trail, Nazareth PA 18064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moses Tunda Tatamy (approx. 2.9 miles away); Christian Frederick Martin (approx. 3 miles away); Whitefield House (approx. 3 miles away); Nazareth (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Whitefield House (approx. 3 miles away); Sullivan's March (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians (approx. 4.2 miles away); Portland Cement (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nazareth.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar of 1812
 
Wide view of the Henry's Gun Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
2. Wide view of the Henry's Gun Factory Marker
Restored buildings from Henry's Forge image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
3. Restored buildings from Henry's Forge
Located on the banks of the Bushkill Creek, the forge supplied Henry's Gun Factory with iron for the manufacture of the firearms.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,251 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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