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Exeter Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hopewell Village

 
 
Hopewell Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. Hopewell Furnace Marker
Inscription.  
Hopewell Forge, 1744, and Furnace, 1770, were seven miles south. The furnace and the remains of an iron making community of the era are administered by the National Park Service, with recreation areas.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1744.
 
Location. 40° 16.992′ N, 75° 48.122′ W. Marker is in Exeter Township, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of East Baumstown Road (U.S. 422) and Center Road (Pennsylvania Route 82/345), on the right when traveling west on East Baumstown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 E Baumstown Rd, Birdsboro PA 19508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baumstown World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Daniel Boone (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named
Hopewell Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. Hopewell Village Marker
Looking east along US 422.
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Daniel Boone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Boone Homestead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birdsboro Steel (approx. 1.1 miles away); The E. & G. Brooke Iron Company World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Birdsboro Trailhead (approx. 1.1 miles away); American Legion Post 626 Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Exeter Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hopewell Furnace. (Submitted on October 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Hopewell Village - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1.
Another copy of this marker is next to eastbound US 422, on right when traveling east just before PA 345.

PA 82 formerly reached US 422, but was then shortened to have north end at PA 23. At that time, the road between PA 724 and US 422 had an extended PA 345 placed on it so it would not be left without a route number.

You can reach Hopewell Village by following
Looking West From Hopewell Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
3. Looking West From Hopewell Village Marker
Toward intersection with Center Road.
PA 345 from here to several miles south of Birdsboro.
    — Submitted November 8, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.
 
Hopewell Furnace image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey
4. Hopewell Furnace
State Route 345 vicinity, Hopewell, Chester, PA
Hopewell Village National Historic Site
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. The other copy of this marker, on its own page. It should be next to eastbound US 422, on right when traveling east just before PA 345. • Can you help?

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