Nassawango Iron Furnace Site

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Nassawango Iron Furnace Site
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Nassawango Iron Furnace Site is located in Maryland
Nassawango Iron Furnace Site
Nassawango Iron Furnace Site is located in the US
Nassawango Iron Furnace Site
Location On Old Furnace Road, northwest of Snow Hill off Maryland Route 12, 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
Area 190 acres (77 ha)
Built 1830 (1830)
NRHP reference # 75000935[1]
Added to NRHP October 31, 1975

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Nancy Miller (April 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Nassawango Iron Furnace Site" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 

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