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Peter Tarr Furnace
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member skyraider
N 40° 26.243 W 080° 34.367
17T E 536233 N 4476391
Quick Description: This is reported to be the first Iron Furnace west of the Alleghanies.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/1/2005 2:20:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMR4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 120

Long Description:

Peter Tarr Furnace

In 1794, Peter Tarr built the first iron furnace west of the Alleghenies on Kings Creek near Weirton, WV in Hancock County. As well as making cooking utensils and iron grates, this furnace also cast the cannonballs used by Commodore Oliver H. Perry in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie. It had been reconstructed to it's origional state.


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