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Site of Madison Furnace Slag from Madison Furnace Historical Document
Site of Madison Furnace Slag from Madison Furnace Historical Document

Description

Nothing remains of Madison Furnace except a few stones and some slag. I did find an old letter from the furnace discussing problems associated with production at the site. It appears the letter was written to a customer of the firm.

The furnace was owned by Lyon, Shorb & Company in 1850, but it is not clear who built the furnace.

First Visited: 3Q 2003

History

Start of Operation: 1836

Blowout: 1873

Daily Tonnage: 1,400 tons per year - about 5 tons per day on a 9 month production window

Built By: Unclear

Stack: 32 feet w/9 foot bosh

Blast: Cold, Steam powered

Type: Charcoal

Directions

From Piney, go east on T420. Go over the hill, you will come to the intersection of a road. The road crosses the creek. The stone of the furnace are on the hillside to the SW of the bridge.

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