Franconia in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Stone Iron Furnace
Due west stands New Hampshire's sole-surviving example of a post-Revolutionary furnace for smelting local iron ore. The industry flourished during first half of 19th century. It produced pig and bar iron for farm tools and cast iron ware, including famous "Franconia Stoves".
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 009.)
Location. 44° 13.808′ N, 71° 45.268′ W. Marker is in Franconia, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is on Main Street (New Hampshire Route 116) 0.1 miles south of Sugar Hill Road (New Hampshire Route 117), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located across the street from the Lafayette Regional School. Marker is in this post office area: Franconia NH 03580, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Ski School in America (approx. 0.8 miles away); Willowdale Settlement (approx. 4.4 miles away); Kilburn Brothers (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Coal Kiln (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Cannon on the Skyline (approx. 5.6 miles away); Niels F.F. Nielsen, Jr. The Appalachian Trail (approx. 5.7 miles away); Why is it called A NOTCH? (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franconia.
More about this marker. The furnace itself, on private property across the Gale River, can be seen from the Interpretive Center. It is the only such furnace still standing in NH.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 290 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.