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Built in the 1840s by Charles W. Howard. Operated under the Howard Cement Company. The surrounding area was once known as the town of Cement, which still appears on some modern topo maps.
Production was limited until post-civil-war.
In 1889 Howard sold the plant to his son-in-law, George H. Waring, who operated it under the Howard Hydraulic Cement Company and increased production significantly. The company produced cement until 1910 or 1912.
There were once 6 kilns on site or nearby. Currently, only 1 stands, a double-kiln.
The entire area is extremely overgrown.
A cylindrical kiln once stood beside the double-kiln, to the north (right). It either crumbled, was torn down, or is so overgrown that the remains are no longer immediately visible.
Footings for a processing building stand to the south (left), however inspection of one of them reveals a cylindrical brick shaft. I wonder if it was a smaller, cylindrical kiln. Unfortunately, no old photos show that part of the structure.
Ruins of Howard Cement Company
Coords: 34.258538 N -84.959236 W
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