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Danville in Montour County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Iron Rails

 
 
First Iron Rails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
1. First Iron Rails Marker
Inscription. The first rolling mill built to make the iron T railroad rails was nearby. T rails were first rolled Oct. 8, 1845. The first 30 foot rails made on order in the U.S. were rolled here in 1859 for the Sunbury and Erie railroad.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 57.881′ N, 76° 37.109′ W. Marker is in Danville, Pennsylvania, in Montour County. Marker is on Northumberland Street (US 11). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville PA 17821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christopher Sholes (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The North Branch Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montour County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America (approx. 0.3 miles away); Montour County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 6.5 miles away); Washingtonville Bridge (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Danville.
 
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First Iron Rails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
2. First Iron Rails Marker
Danville-First Iron Rails Mural image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
3. Danville-First Iron Rails Mural
The building is located on Walnut Street at Mill Street, Danville PA
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   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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