Newport in Campbell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Licking Furnace/Iron Made in Kentucky
A major producer since 1791, Ky. ranked 3rd in US in 1830s, 11th in 1965. Charcoal timber, native ore, limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces making pig iron, utensils, and munitions throughout the northern and western portions of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Old charcoal furnace era ended by depletion of ore and timber and the growth of railroads. See over.
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 39° 5.345′ N, 84° 30.045′ W. Marker is in Newport, Kentucky, in Campbell County. Marker is on West 5th Street (Kentucky Route 8), in the median. Touch for map. Located on the triangle formed by the split of West 4th and West 5th Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Newport KY 41071, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least John James Audubon (approx. ¼ mile away); Carneal House (approx. ¼ mile away); Chief Little Turtle (approx. ¼ mile away); Daniel Carter Beard (approx. ¼ mile away); George and Ruth Kohlbran Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kennedy House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain Mary B. Greene (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Point (approx. 0.3 miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2011, by P. A. Miller of Richmond, California. This page has been viewed 527 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2011, by P. A. Miller of Richmond, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.