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Alburtis in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lock Ridge Iron Furnace

 
 
Lock Ridge Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
1. Lock Ridge Iron Furnace Marker
Inscription. Representative of the many iron furnaces in the Lehigh Valley, Lock Ridge was constructed here in 1868, operated until 1921, and was the last furnace in the US to solely use anthracite coal as fuel. By the late 19th century the Lehigh Valley was the state’s largest producer of pig iron. Among the only remnants of Pennsylvania’s anthracite iron industry, the partially restored complex is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 30.558′ N, 75° 35.892′ W. Marker is in Alburtis, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on Franklin Street. Touch for map. The marker is in front of the historical society building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 Franklin Street, Alburtis PA 18011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. From Production to Preservation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lock Ridge Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Servicing the Furnace (approx. ¼ mile away); Casting Pigs (approx. ¼ mile away); The Velodrome Story (approx. 2.7 miles
Lock Ridge Iron Furnace Marker in front of the Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. Lock Ridge Iron Furnace Marker in front of the Historical Society
away); Hereford Furnace (approx. 4.8 miles away); Jasper Park Indian (approx. 5.2 miles away); Indian Jasper Quarries (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alburtis.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Alburtis Fire and Police Banner image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
3. Alburtis Fire and Police Banner
Protecting our community for 100 years, 1915-2015.
Lock Ridge Iron Furnace Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
4. Lock Ridge Iron Furnace Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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