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Bloomery Iron Furnace
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 39° 24.492 W 078° 24.120
17S E 723682 N 4365297
Quick Description: Located along the road this furnace stands in decent condition and does not seem to have taken a toll of time considering its age.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/10/2008 8:40:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM352G
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 52

Long Description:
Pretty much all I could gather at the time being was what the nearby Historical marker had to say. I will add more if my book on local furnaces says more.

The furnace was built, 1833 by Thomas Pastly and later owned by Lewis Passmor. He placed a Mr. Cornwell in charge who operated it until 1848 when it was sold to S.A. Pancost. He and his heirs operated it until 1875 when the furnace was closed down. It was operated for a short time in 1880-1881. Annual capacity was 8500 tons. The iron was carried on rafts and flatboats down the Cacapon River.
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Dates of Operation: Not listed

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