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Cornwall in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grubb's First Forge

 
 
Grubb's First Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
1. Grubb's First Forge Marker
Inscription.  Peter Grubb (c. 1700-54) carried on his initial efforts at iron-making in 1735 just slightly to the north. He used the Catalan-type forge which had originated in Spain sometime during the tenth century.
 
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1735.
 
Location. 40° 16.036′ N, 76° 24.128′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is at the intersection of Granite Street and Gold Street on Granite Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cornwall PA 17016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cornwall Banks (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abattoir (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roasting Oven (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cornwall Furnace (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Cornwall Furnace
Homes built for iron forge workers on Granite Street image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
2. Homes built for iron forge workers on Granite Street
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Cornwall Furnace (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Shay Brothers (approx. one mile away); Veteran Firemen Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
 
Also see . . .  Bloomery - Catalan-type Forge - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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