“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jonestown in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Union Forge

Union Forge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Karl, May 8, 2010
1. Union Forge Marker
Inscription. Site of a charcoal iron forge begun about 1782 by Curtis Grubb, owner of Cornwall Iron Furnace, a major user of Cornwall iron. Such forges transformed brittle pig iron into workable wrought iron. Union Forge included 1,000 acres of land., blacksmith and carpenter shops, a grist mill, and several houses. Under different owners, the forge was in regular operation until 1868. By then, rolling mills were displacing forges as refiners of iron.
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 27.093′ N, 76° 30.705′ W. Marker is in Jonestown, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on Lickdale Road (Pennsylvania Route 1020) just east of Pennsylvania Highway 72, on the left. Click for map. In front of Lickdale Campground. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Lickdale Road, Jonestown PA 17038, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Swatara (approx. 0.9 miles away); Swatara Gap (approx. 1.7 miles away); Transporation Corps Unit Training Center (approx. 1.9 miles away); Union Canal (approx. 2.2 miles away); OH-6A Cayuse
Union Forge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Karl, May 8, 2010
2. Union Forge Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); AH-1F Bell (approx. 3.2 miles away); UH-1 Iroquois (approx. 3.2 miles away); EC-130E Commando Solo I (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Karl of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 902 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Karl of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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