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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Steel Mill

 
 
Old Steel Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. Old Steel Mill Marker
Inscription. Here, in 1750, Benjamin Yard made steel in an iron works founded by Isaac Harrow 1733-’34. The mill was on Petty’s Run which now flows underground. It was one of the earliest steel mills in America and a forerunner of the great industries of Trenton.
 
Erected by Mayor’s Citizens Committee, Trenton, N.J.
 
Location. 40° 13.236′ N, 74° 46.137′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on West State Street 0.1 miles west of Barrack Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. On West State Street between the New Jersey State House and Thomas Edison State College. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State House (a few steps from this marker); The Story of Trenton (a few steps from this marker); Petty's Run (within shouting distance of this marker); Changing Landscapes Along Petty's Run (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trenton Steel Works (within shouting distance of this marker); The Archives of the State (within
Old Steel Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. Old Steel Mill Marker
shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Petty's Run (within shouting distance of this marker); Front Street Paper Mill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This other marker is located on the grounds of the Old Barracks Museum.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
Petty's Run Archaeological Dig image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, August 2008
3. Petty's Run Archaeological Dig
Starting in July 2008, an archaelogical dig was started near this marker which sought to uncover not only the stream that fed the mill, Petty's Run, but also possibly the remains of the old mill buildings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,214 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   3. submitted on August 17, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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