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Furnance, KY (now called Ravenna, KY)

Furnance, KY (now called Ravenna, KY)

Cheryl Prieur (View posts)
Posted: 30 Sep 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: SHOEMAKER
Does anyone remember when Ravenna, KY was called "Furnance". Looking for anyone who knows where the "Furnance Cementary" is located. Family cementary located there. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks.

Old Furnace

Ralph Barnes (View posts)
Posted: 14 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Billings
Ravenna was never refered to as Furnace. There is a site where the first iron smelting furnace in the area (Estill Steam Furnace) is located that is often refered to as " Old Furnace or Furnace" The place is on the Estill/Powell Counties border.

The Billings family cemetery is located directly behind the ruins of the old furnace. There are several other local family names listed on the tombstones.
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