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Muirkirk Iron Smelter (United States)

Industry came to Beltsville in the early 1700s when iron ore was discovered in the area. The Muirkirk Iron Furnace on U.S. 1 was established by Andrew and Elias Elliott, who learned their iron-making skills in Muirkirk, Scotland. They produced some of the best-quality pig iron in the country and supplied the U.S. Army with cannons, shot, wheels, and other iron products during both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

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