Furnace, Kentucky facts for kids
|Elevation||1,257 ft (383 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||512266|
Settlers found the surrounding area rich in iron ore. The Estill Steam Furnace, a blast furnace was established in about 1830.
A post office was established in the community in 1857, and named for the Estill Steam Furnace. This was shortened to Furnace in 1882. The post office was discontinued in 1975.
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