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

First Cement

 
 
First Cement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
1. First Cement Marker
Inscription. David O. Saylor was the first to make portland cement in the United States, at Coplay in 1871. First use of the rotary kiln to manufacture cement on a commercial scale also was here Nov. 8, 1889.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 40.57′ N, 75° 29.88′ W. Marker is in Coplay, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on Coplay Road. Touch for map. The marker is near the entrance of the Saylor Park Apartments. Marker is in this post office area: Coplay PA 18037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saylor Park-Welcome (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coplay Made Cement: Cement Made Coplay (about 500 feet away); Lehigh Valley Rock Suitable for Hydraulic Cement (about 500 feet away); Discovery of Portland Cement (about 600 feet away); The Schoefer Kilns (about 600 feet away); Fort Deshler (approx. one mile away); Troxell-Steckel House (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Troxell-Steckel House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coplay.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
First Cement Marker near the entrance to the Saylor Park Apartments image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. First Cement Marker near the entrance to the Saylor Park Apartments
The remains of the Saylor cement factory-museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
3. The remains of the Saylor cement factory-museum
Sign at the entrance to the Saylor Cement Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
4. Sign at the entrance to the Saylor Cement Museum
The museum is less than one mile east of the First Cement Marker on Coplay Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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