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Thurmont in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Catoctin Iron Furnace

Original Catoctin Furnace

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
1. Catoctin Iron Furnace Marker
Inscription. The original Catoctin Furnace, located nearby on Little Hunting Creek, was in blast by 1776 and delivered 958 ten inch bombshells weighing over 31 tons to Washington’s Continental Army in 1780. A great number were used in the siege of Yorktown a year later.

The Johnson brothers built the furnace. Thomas Johnson later became the first governor of the State of Maryland.

This historic marker is dedicated and presented to the Maryland Park Service by the Sgt. Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Maryland Sons of the American Revolution on October 25, 2009.
 
Erected 2009 by Maryland Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 34.428′ N, 77° 25.878′ W. Marker is in Thurmont, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Black Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thurmont MD 21788, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Isabella" and Casting Shed (here, next to this marker); Catoctin Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Catoctin Iron Furnace

Catoctin Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
2. Catoctin Iron Furnace Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Cunningham Falls (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lewistown Trout Hatchery and Bass Ponds (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lewistown (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock (approx. 3.4 miles away); Thurmont Memorial Park (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thurmont.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary
 
Catoctin Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
3. Catoctin Iron Furnace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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