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Near Snow Hill in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nassawango Iron Furnace

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
1. Nassawango Iron Furnace Marker
Inscription. Built 1832 by the Maryland Iron Company to smelt bog iron ore dug from the bed of Nassawango Creek. It was abandoned in 1847. The old furnace stack is still standing (1934).
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 38° 12.645′ N, 75° 27.068′ W. Marker is near Snow Hill, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Furnace Road and MD 12, on the left on Old Furnace Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Snow Hill MD 21863, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark (approx. 1.1 miles away); Askiminokonson Indian Town (approx. 2.8 miles away); Makemie Memorial Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Worcester County Courthouse (approx. 3.9 miles away); 1917      1918 (approx. 3.9 miles away); 1941      1946 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Snow Hill Town (approx. 3.9 miles away); The John Blair House (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snow Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum. Furnace Town offers an interpretive program in
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April 9, 2006
2. Nassawango Iron Furnace
A ramp to the top of the furnace allows visitors to see the hot-blast system, which replaced the original cold-blast furnace. This upgrade enabled the last owner, Mr. Thomas Spence, to increase pig iron production.
an effort to bring to life the daily life activities of this 19th century village. (Submitted on November 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. A Brief History of Nassawango Iron. An article by Alice Paterra, hosted on the Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum website. (Submitted on November 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Iron Furnace
The old iron furnace is now in a park operated by the Nature Conservancy. It is open from April to October.
    — Submitted November 29, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

 
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April 9, 2006
3. Nassawango Iron Furnace
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January 11, 2002
4. Nassawango Iron Furnace
Nassawango Iron Furnace image. Click for full size.
January 11, 2002
5. Nassawango Iron Furnace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 29, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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