Iron Furnace

The Iron Furnace

Built in 1837 by the George's Creek Coal and Iron Company, the Iron Furnace was the first in the United States to successfully use coal and coke fuel rather than charcoal to produce pig iron. The massive furnace produced nearly 75 tons of iron per week at its height of production. The furnace, used to make dowels for the C&O Canal's lock walls, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also, enjoy the family park while visiting.

Phone: 301-463-2289 Address: Iron Furnace Park, Main Street
Lonaconing, MD 21539
Web: http://home.att.net/~rka-mt/