Henry Clay Furnace

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Henry Clay Furnace
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Henry Clay Furnace is located in West Virginia
Henry Clay Furnace
Henry Clay Furnace is located in the US
Henry Clay Furnace
Location Southeast of Cheat Neck in Coopers Rock State Forest, near Cheat Neck, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°38′56″N 79°49′7″W / 39.64889°N 79.81861°W / 39.64889; -79.81861Coordinates: 39°38′56″N 79°49′7″W / 39.64889°N 79.81861°W / 39.64889; -79.81861
Area 3.6 acres (1.5 ha)
Built 1834
NRHP Reference # 70000658[1]
Added to NRHP January 26, 1970

Henry Clay Furnace is a historic iron furnace located in Cooper's Rock State Forest near Cheat Neck, Monongalia County, West Virginia. It was built between 1834 and 1836, and is a 30-foot square, 30 feet high stone structure in the shape of a truncated pyramid. The furnace may have continued to operate until 1868 when all the Cheat River iron works ceased production. It is among the ten or more abandoned iron furnaces still existing in northern West Virginia.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Clifford M. Lewis (August 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Henry Clay Furnace" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.