70. Old Coal Kiln
located on the east side of US 302, about 1.8 miles
north of its junction with NH 117, Lisbon, NH

"A reminder of bygone days, this stone structure was used to make wood into charcoal for the nearby iron smelters. Pine knots, a waste material from the adjacent lumber mill, were a prime source for charcoal. Charcoal production through this kiln, built in the 1860s, was necessary to the iron mining industry."

erected 1970 in cooperation with the Lisbon Area Historical Society

Ruins of the old coal kiln

Stalking New Hampshire's Historical Markers
Historical Markers of the White Mountains Region

All text and images on this website (c)2002 Mary Lizie and Robert Marville

Revised 1/22/2002