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Willow Street in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blacksmith Shop

 
 
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By Nate Davidson, July 26, 2013
1. Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription. This building exemplifies the blacksmith shops that existed in all early communities. These shops were always an important part of local agricultural and community development. This shop is built in the exact dimensions of what is known as the Cooper's Blacksmith shop in the Groffdale Valley. While that building is no longer being used as a blacksmith shop, it remains in the community and is the oldest known blacksmith shop building (deeded in 1785) in the Groffdale and Weaverland Valleys.

The stones, timbers, and rafters used in this structure were preserved from the "Heine" Weber Barn, which was built in the Weaverland Community before the Revolutionary War.
 
Erected 1982 by Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 58.783′ N, 76° 15.65′ W. Marker is in Willow Street, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from Hans Herr Drive. Click for map. Located on the property of the Hans Herr Historic site. Marker is in this post office area: Willow Street PA 17584, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heine Weber Smokehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Millstones (within shouting distance
Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 26, 2013
2. Blacksmith Shop
of this marker); Herr House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Martin Meylin’s Gunshop (approx. 1.2 miles away); Boehm's Chapel (approx. 1.3 miles away); Birthplace of the Pennsylvania Rifle (approx. 1.3 miles away); Founded 1791 Boehms Chapel (approx. 1.4 miles away); Conestoga Navigation Company (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Willow Street.
 
Also see . . .  Hans Herr House Museum website. (Submitted on August 2, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. AgricultureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Blacksmith Shop Interior image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 26, 2013
3. Blacksmith Shop Interior
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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