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Rural Culture on the Edge Furnace Mountain. by the Potomac River2

Comments:  This is the tallest peak of the Catoctin Mountain in northern Loudoun. Rising steeply from the southern banks of the Potomac River, its name arises from the iron furnaces at its base used to process iron deposits mined there in the first half of the 19th century. Today, its forests are part of some 125,000 acres of forest in Loudoun that are vital to sustaining healthy water supplies and habitat in the County.

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