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Peter Tarr Furnace

King's Creek
Hancock County, West Virginia

Peter Tarr Furnace
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Built in 1794, this is reported to be the first Iron Furnace west of the Alleghanies. As well as making cooking utensils and iron grates, this furnace also cast the cannonballs used by Commodore Oliver H. Perry in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie.

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