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Pottsville in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Burd Patterson

(1788-1867)

 
 
Burd Patterson Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
1. Burd Patterson Marker
Inscription. Anthracite pioneer. He developed slope method for mining below water table, 1835. His Pottsville Furnace was the first successful smelter of anthracite iron, 1839-40. His home, built 1830-35, was first of the mansions to line Mahantongo St.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 40.897′ N, 76° 12.028′ W. Marker is in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on Mahantongo Street east of South 9th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 803 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville PA 17901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John O'Hara (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yuengling -America's Oldest Brewery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pottsville Maroons (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schuylkill County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Molly Maguire Executions (approx. half a mile away); Firth Dock (1828-1871) (approx. 1.7 miles away); Schuylkill Canal (approx. 2 miles away); Veterans of Port Carbon (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pottsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. By Samuel T. Wiley (Submitted on September 7, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Burd Patterson House - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form
Wide view of the Burd Patterson Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
2. Wide view of the Burd Patterson Marker
. (Submitted on September 7, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Burd Patterson House (1830) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
3. Burd Patterson House (1830)
The home for 37 years of one of the first Anthracite coal barons.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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