Strodes Mills in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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.
Location. 40° 32.878′ N, 77° 40.651′ W. Marker is in Strodes Mills, Pennsylvania, in Mifflin County. Marker is on U.S. 22/522 near Spruce Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Markers are on both sides of the highway. Marker is in this post office area: Lewistown PA 17044, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Locks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph Rothrock (approx. 4.7 miles away); Dr. Joseph T. Rothrock (approx. 4.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Home of Abraham Rothrock, M.D. (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fort Granville (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Granville (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lewistown Station (approx. 6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Development of the Juniata River Valley.
2. History of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.
3. 1878 Report of progress in the Juniata district on the fossil iron ore beds of middle Pennsylvania.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 332 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.