Weymouth Furnance

The chimney like structure is part of the iron furnace, which originally took locally mined ore and turned it into various items such as pipes, cannonballs, pots and pans, and stoves. After the furnace closed, it became a paper mill in 1862, but this was short lived and it closed in 1867. The County has set this aside as a historic site, and is trying to put up signage about the site and the history. Part of the ruins are fenced off for safety of visitors as well as to protect the site from those who would damage it or try to remove pieces of it.





One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Barry on March 22, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Hi, I was just going through your website, which I enjoy. There’s a lot there that I want to read tonight. But anyway, I just saw the section on Weymouth Furnace. You state that the ruins are of the iron furnace, but that is incorrect. That is actually a common misconception, since the big historical marker there seems to implies it. The ruins in your pictures are actually those of one of the paper mills. The fenced-off ruins you mention are of another paper mill. After the iron furnace closed down, it was dismantled and a paper mill was built on the foundations of the iron furnace. Then another paper mill was built close by, and both were in operation at the same time. Back when the iron furnace was in operation, and then when the paper mills were in operation afterwards, there was a whole town surrounding them. Many foundations and cellar holes can be found all around, on both sides of 559. The township historical society in Mays Landing can provide maps of the old village, which show where all the buildings were. Some of the original streets still exist, and some are just dirt roads or trails now.


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