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

Slate Industry

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
1. Slate Industry Marker
Inscription. One of the largest slate-producing centers in the United States. Welsh slate entrepreneur William Roberts first sighted slate in 1844 near a local barn. He and other Welsh immigrants established and worked in numerous slate quarries in this region. Nearby quarries included "Big Franklin"( c.1852), the largest excavation in Slatington; and "Williams," known for its production of school slate. These sites also contributed to the increase of slate roofing during the late 19th century
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 45.17′ N, 75° 36.271′ W. Marker is in Slatington, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Railroad Street on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is located across from Slatington Trailhead. Marker is in this post office area: Slatington PA 18080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kern Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); Lehigh Valley Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Lehigh River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lehigh Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Floating From Mine to Market
Slate Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
2. Slate Industry Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Warrior’s Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); First School Slate Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anchor Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Slatington.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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