Clear Creek Furnace

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Typically, the little side roads that lead to picnic tables are not worth exploring. This one is a bit different since it has historical value. Known for its high output, the Clear Creek Furnace was built in 1839 by W. A. Lane and W. S. Allen. The furnace operated until its last blast in 1875. Production of iron at the location ceased from 1857 until 1873, when the furnace was rebuilt and renamed Bath Furnace. In 1874 alone, the reconstructed furnace produced more than 1,339 tons of iron. It still stands today and is one of the best preserved nineteenth-century Kentucky iron furnaces. This is a day-use area only. Clear Creek Campground is only 2-minutes south.