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Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Mary Ann Forge and Furnace

 
 
The Mary Ann Forge and Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, September 27, 2009
1. The Mary Ann Forge and Furnace Marker
Inscription.  The Mary Ann Forge and Furnace was one half mile east of this marker. Founded 1761-62 by George Ross, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Mark Bird on Friendship Tract along Furnace Creek, cannon and cannon balls were produced for General Washington’s Continental Army. This site marks the home of the iron master. Erected by Colonel Richard McCalister Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Hanover, Pennsylvania, June 26, 1949 and restored by the chapter October 24, 1976.
 
Erected 1949 by Colonel Richard McAllister Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Hanover, Pennsylvania.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 39° 46.484′ N, 76° 56.084′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Black Rock Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover PA 17331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
The Mary Ann Forge and Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, September 27, 2009
2. The Mary Ann Forge and Furnace Marker
The marker is on the rocks in the right foreground. Lake Marburg is in the background.
as the crow flies. Passenger Pigeon (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Passenger Pigeon (approx. 2 miles away); In Search of Peace (approx. 2.2 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pleasant Hill Hotel Becomes Hospital (approx. 2.8 miles away); Women Tending to Wounded (approx. 2.8 miles away); McAllister Tavern (approx. 3 miles away); Trinity United Church of Christ (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
Also see . . .  George Ross at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
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Strangely, the name of the founder of Hanover, Richard McAllister, is misspelled on the marker.
    — Submitted September 28, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,398 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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