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

Samuel Wetherill

(1821-1890)

 
 
Samuel Wetherill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. Samuel Wetherill Marker
Inscription. Chemist, industrialist, inventor, and Civil War officer. In 1852 he developed a process for extracting white zinc oxide directly from zinc ore. In 1853 he founded the Lehigh Zinc Co., with a plant here, pioneering the manufacture of zinc spelter and zinc sheet.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 36.756′ N, 75° 22.577′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Columbia Street west of Webster Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethlehem PA 18015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Noll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethlehem Steel Plant (approx. mile away); Eugene Gifford Grace (approx. mile away); John Fritz (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1910 Bethlehem Steel Strike (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crown Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Catherine Drinker Bowen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert H. Sayre (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .
1. Samuel Wetherill, Joseph Wharton, and the Founding of American Zinc Industry. Pennsylvania Magazine
Wide view of the Samuel Wetherill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide view of the Samuel Wetherill Marker
The marker is located at the rehabilitated site of Lehigh Zinc Co., later used by Bethlehem Steel Co.
of History and Biography (Submitted on April 19, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Samuel Wetherill - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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