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

Juniata Iron

 
 
Juniata Iron Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2009
1. Juniata Iron Marker
Inscription. Along the streams of this region are ruins of many charcoal iron furnaces and forges built between 1790 - 1850. Juniata iron was the best in America. Its reign ended with the rise of coal and coke iron making.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 14.072′ N, 77° 52.939′ W. Marker is in Orbisonia, Pennsylvania, in Huntingdon County. Marker is on Croghan Pike (Route 522), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orbisonia PA 17243, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bedford Furnace (approx. half a mile away); East Broad Top Railroad (approx. one mile away); Shadow of Death (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Shirley (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Shirley (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mount Union Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.2 miles away); Stone House (approx. 10.5 miles away); Site of National Steam Grist Mill (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Juniata Iron Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2009
2. Juniata Iron Marker
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 450 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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