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Phoenixville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Phoenix Iron Company

 
 
Phoenix Iron Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. Phoenix Iron Company Marker
Inscription.  
Established in 1783 and incorporated in 1855, the Phoenix “works” produced nails, rail, Civil War cannons, weaponry for 20th century wars, and structural steel. Among its well known products were the Griffen Gun, 1861, and the Phoenix Column, 1862. Closed in 1987.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMilitary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 40° 8.073′ N, 75° 30.988′ W. Marker is in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is about 250 feet SE of the Schuylkill River Heritage Center (2 N. Main St). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phoenixville PA 19460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Phoenix Iron & Steel Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Symbols of Steel Sculpture Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in
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a direct line); Foundry Building (about 400 feet away); 1871 Phoenix Column Bridge (about 400 feet away); Phoenixville War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Phoenixville Vietnam War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); American Legion Post 482 War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Griffen Cannon and Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phoenixville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Phoenix Iron Works. (Submitted on October 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Phoenix Iron Company - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Phoenix Iron Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. Phoenix Iron Company Marker
Looking south along Main Street.
Phoenix Iron Company Foundry Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
3. Phoenix Iron Company Foundry Building
Now the Schuylkill River Heritage Center.
Phoenix Iron Company Foundry Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
4. Phoenix Iron Company Foundry Building
Now the Schuylkill River Heritage Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,350 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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