Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mt. Aetna Cannon
Production of some 70 cannon in what was then a wilderness area was described by Michael D. Thompson in The Iron Industry in Western Maryland as a "prodigious achievement and an immense contribution to the war effort, unmatched by any other furnace established in any other North American Colony."
Location. 39° 38.411′ N, 77° 43.828′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Key Touch for map. Located at the Hager House and Museum Grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hager’s Fancy (within shouting distance of this marker); Hager House and Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Hager House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shenandoah Valley Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Milling (approx. 0.3 miles away); West Baltimore Street (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
Also see . . . Antietam Furnace Complex Archeological Site, Maryland.gov. The Antietam Furnace Complex is an eighteenth century Iron furnace located along South Mountain in Washington County, Maryland. It was owned and established by the Hughes family, operated circa 1768-1775.... (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, US Revolutionary •
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