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Charleston in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clay Furnace

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
1. Clay Furnace Marker
Inscription. First successful use of raw bituminous coal in place of charcoal, 1846; and of unmixed Lake Superior iron ore in 1856. Built 1845 by Vincent and Himrod; named for Henry Clay. Abandoned in 1861. The site is 2 miles away.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.245′ N, 80° 23.094′ W. Marker is in Charleston, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of West Market Street (U.S. 62) and Clay Furnace Road, on the right when traveling west on West Market Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hermitage PA 16148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erie Extension Canal (approx. 3.8 miles away); Albert Bushnell Hart (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Erie Extension Canal (approx. 4.9 miles away); Camp Reynolds (approx. 7.5 miles away); Mercer County (approx. 7.6 miles away); General Hugh Mercer (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School (approx. 7.6 miles away); Kidd's Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Clay Furnace - Behind the Marker. Explore PA History.com
Clay Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
2. Clay Furnace Marker
(Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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