Nassawango Iron Furnace Site

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Nassawango Iron Furnace Site
Nassawango Iron Furnace.jpg
Nassawango Iron Furnace Site is located in Maryland
Nassawango Iron Furnace Site
Nearest city Snow Hill, Maryland
Coordinates 38°12′15″N 75°28′8″W / 38.20417°N 75.46889°W / 38.20417; -75.46889Coordinates: 38°12′15″N 75°28′8″W / 38.20417°N 75.46889°W / 38.20417; -75.46889
Built 1830
Architect Unknown
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75000935
Added to NRHP October 31, 1975[1]

The Nassawango Iron Furnace was built in 1830 by the Maryland Iron Company to produce iron from bog ore deposits in its vicinity. It is notable for its innovative use of a "hot blast" technique for smelting the iron, which had only been developed in England around 1828, and which may have been added to the Nassawango Furnace in 1837. Due to the variable nature of the bog ore deposits, the furnace stopped operations in 1849.[2]

The furnace is now centerpiece of the Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.  Maryland Historical Trust
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". National Register of Historic Places: Properties in Worcester County. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-07. 

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