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Obisonia in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bedford Furnace

 
 
Bedford Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2009
1. Bedford Furnace Marker
Inscription. First iron furnace in the Juniata region. Famous as a center for making quality charcoal iron. Located on Black Log Creek below its junction with Shade Creek. Completed about 1786.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 14.368′ N, 77° 53.341′ W. Marker is in Obisonia, Pennsylvania, in Huntingdon County. Marker is on Croghan Pike (Route 522), on the right. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shade Gap PA 17255, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juniata Iron (approx. half a mile away); East Broad Top Railroad (approx. half a mile away); Admiral Wm Sims (approx. 0.7 miles away); Shadow of Death (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fort Shirley (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Shirley (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mount Union Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.9 miles away); Stone House (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Bedford Furnace Marker, South of Orbisonia image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2009
2. Bedford Furnace Marker, South of Orbisonia
 
 
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