AditNow... the site for mine explorers and mining historians Mine explorer and mining history videos on YouTube Connect with other mine explorers on Facebook
AditNow Mine Exploration
Tip: do not include 'mine' or 'quarry', search by name e.g. 'cwmorthin', use 'Sounds like search' if unsure of spelling

Advanced Search
'Sounds like search'
Quick a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'



Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Lewisburg Iron Smelter

Lewisburg Iron Smelter (United States)


The Lewisburg iron furnace is a representative example of a small-scale blast furnace, fueled by charcoal, used to produce iron ore prior to introduction of coal-fired furnaces in the U.S. in the mid-19th century. It was one of four charcoal iron works which were developed, with varying success, in those areas of Jefferson and Lewis Counties now contained within the Fort Drum Military Reservation. The Lewisburg furnace was first constructed in 1832, and is believed to have been rebuilt at least twice prior to its abandonment in 1881. The iron works were the focus of the village of Louisburg, renamed Sterlingbush in the 1850's and renamed yet again, as Lewisburg, in the 1870's. The furnace stack and portions of the wheel pit are the principal structural remains of the village today.
Source:HAER

Photos of Lewisburg Iron Smelter

Historic Photographs Of Lewisburg
Historic Photographs Of Lewisburg (3 photos)
Last updated April 7th 2009 by carnkie
Photographs Of Lewisburg
Photographs Of Lewisburg (0 photos)
Last updated April 7th 2009 by carnkie

Google Earth Map of Lewisburg Iron Smelter

To view the location details and the Google Map please sign in or register an account.


Documents for Lewisburg Iron Smelter

Sorry, there are no documents currently available. If you have any documents you can share please click the 'Upload a Document' tab.

Starless River - Caving Store Moore Books: Specialist BooksI.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs
Disclaimer: Mine exploring can be quite dangerous, but then again it can be alright, it all depends on the weather. Please read the proper disclaimer.
© 2005 to 2021 AditNow.co.uk
Back to Top