Near Elverson in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Powering the water wheel
Ahead of you is a large wooden trough called a flume, part of the west headrace. Water from surrounding Hopewell land flowed down this flume and spilled into buckets on the water wheel, providing a reliable source of water to power the blast machinery.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 12.331′ N, 75° 46.455′ W. Marker is near Elverson, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Click for map. Marker is under the covered walkway between the cooling shed and the furnace on the grounds of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, off Shed Road (Pennsylvania Route 345). Marker is in this post office area: Elverson PA 19520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cooling Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthracite Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Charcoal Kilns (within shouting distance of this marker); Charcoal Pit (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ironmaster's Garden (about 300 feet away); Warwick Furnace (approx. 3.1 miles away); Colonel Thomas Bull (approx. 3.9 miles away); Swedish Pioneers (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elverson.
Also see . . . Hopewell Furnace. (Submitted on November 3, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Natural Resources • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.