Historical Markers in Coopers Rock State Forest, West Virginia
Morgantown is the county seat for Monongalia County
Coopers Rock State Forest is in Monongalia County
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West, in Coopers Rock State Forest, is the Henry Clay cold blast furnace, built 1834-36 by Leonard Lamb. It had capacity of four tons pig iron per day, and furnished employment for 200 people. Sold to Ellicots in 1837. Operated until 1847. — — Map (db m145217) HM
Henry Clay Furnace, located on Quarry Run, was built between 1834 and 1836 by Leonard Laws for Tassey and Bissell. It was a cold-blast furnace and produced 4 tons of pig iron each 24 hours. It was one of several furnaces that were operated in this . . . — — Map (db m74511) HM
The massive pebbly Connoquenessing Sandstone, one of the “Salt Sands”of the driller, forms Coopers Rock. The “Salt Sands” produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia and commercial brines on the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers. — — Map (db m74548) HM