Brickyard Bend
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 40° 29.919 W 080° 36.657
17T E 532966 N 4483177
General background of brick industry in area.
Waymark Code: WMXQN7
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 02/14/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Brickyard Bend

Named by boat captains for many brick works shipping from area. John Gamble first mined clay in 1830. James Porter had first brick works in 1832. By 1844 five works produced 1.5M bricks. Later, some 20 plants: incl. Capt. John Porter, Clifton, Mack & Crescent, using local clay, gas and coal, and hundreds of workers, produced millions of bricks yearly. First shipped on the Ohio River, after 1886 also by Pennsylvania RR.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Brickyard Bend

Marker Location: West of South River Avenue

County or Independent City: New Cumberland, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives and History, 2006

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