Furnace Mountain (Virginia)

Furnace Mountain (Virginia)

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Furnace Mountain (Virginia)

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Furnace Mountain is the tallest peak of Catoctin Mountain in Loudoun County, Virginia. It rises steeply from the southern banks of the Potomac River across from Point of Rocks, Maryland and continues southward for , reaching an elevation of before falling to a gap between it and an unnamed peak of . Its name arises from the iron furnaces located at its base, which operated from the 1790s to the 1870s. The furnaces were used to process iron ore mined from the mountain, much of which was used to build the burgeoning city of Washington D.C..

References

  • Scheel, Eugene. Loudoun Discovered:Communities, Corners and Crossroads. Vol. 2, 2002, pp. 57–59.





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