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Colebrookdale Furnace

 
 
Colebrookdale Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
1. Colebrookdale Furnace Marker
Inscription. Established on Iron Stone Creek, one half mile to the east, by James Lewis, Anthony Morris, Thomas Potts, and Thomas Rutter. Called after Colebrookdale Furnace in England, it is considered the first blast furnace to be erected in Pennsylvania, c. 1720
 
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 19.394′ N, 75° 39.235′ W. Marker is in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of South Reading Ave. (PA 562) and Farmington Avenue on South Reading Ave. (PA 562). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boyertown PA 19512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carl A. Spaatz (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rhoads Opera House Fire (approx. one mile away); Jeremiah Sweinhart and Successors (approx. one mile away); Boyertown Burial Casket Company (approx. 1.2 miles away); Thomas Rutter (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hanover Lutheran Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Falkner Swamp Reformed Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Graham Post No. 106 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boyertown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
Colebrookdale Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
2. Colebrookdale Furnace Marker
Colebrookdale Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
3. Colebrookdale Furnace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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