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Cornwall in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grubb's First Forge

 
 
Grubb's First Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
1. Grubb's First Forge Marker
Inscription. Peter Grubb (c. 1700-54) carried on his initial efforts at iron-making in 1735 just slightly to the north. He used the Catalan-type forge which had originated in Spain sometime during the tenth century.
 
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 16.036′ N, 76° 24.128′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is at the intersection of Granite Street and Gold Street on Granite Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cornwall PA 17016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cornwall Banks (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cornwall Furnace (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Cornwall Furnace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cornwall Iron Furnace (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mount Hope Estate & Grubb Mansion (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Pennsylvania Chatauqua (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hopewell Forge Mansion (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lebanon County (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cornwall.
 
Also see . . .  Bloomery - Catalan-type Forge - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Homes built for iron forge workers on Granite Street image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
2. Homes built for iron forge workers on Granite Street

 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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