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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52
N 39° 41.906 W 078° 53.012
17S E 681460 N 4396428
Quick Description: With iron and coal discovered in the area, in the mid-19th century Mount Savage became an important center for iron making. In 1844, solid-track iron railroad rail was milled here for the first time in the United States.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/28/2009 7:01:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM69MR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 10

Long Description:
I didn't pay much attention to old furnace ruins until I learned about them as a Waymark category. But Wow! The ruins of this furnace here are about the biggest and most impressive that I've ever seen.

Two large iron furnaces were built by Maryland and New York Iron and Coal Company in 1839. They continued to operate under various companies until 1875.

Ruins of one of the furnaces still stands and the local historical society hopes that it will be restored. The area of the ruins is not posted and was quiet on the Sunday morning when we visited, but please be considerate if you visit.

There is a lot to see in Mount Savage. If the Historical Society building is not open, you can use the map posted outside to find the historic sites worth visiting.

History of the iron works and more can be found at the Mount Savage Historical Society website:
Website: [Web Link]

Dates of Operation: Not listed

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