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Description

The only remaining feature of Howard Furnace is the rear retaining wall on the charging hill.

Last Visit: 2Q-2002

History

Start of Operation: 1853

Blowout: ?

Daily Tonnage: Approx 8 to 9 tons per day

Built By: Campbell, Woodrow & Co. Managed by H.A.Webb.

Stack: 38 feet high w/11 foot bosh

Blast: Hot

Type: Charcoal

Per J.P. Lesley, th fn utilized lower coal measure outcrop hematite and limestone fossil ores, mixed with some silicious block.

Click here for a picture of Howard Furnace when it was in operation. This picture was donated by Richard Leive.

Directions

On Howard Fn. Road which turns east in the village of Lyra. The backwall is on the left approximately 2 miles up Howard Furnace Road.

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