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

Cornwall Banks

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
1. Cornwell Banks Marker
Inscription.  One of world's greatest iron mines, oldest operated continuously in the New World. It has been mined for more than two centuries, and is still the greatest iron ore deposit east of Lake Superior.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 16.095′ N, 76° 24.269′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on Granite Street 0.3 miles west of Gold 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. Grubb's First Forge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abattoir (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roasting Oven (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cornwall Furnace (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Cornwall Furnace
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By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
2. Cornwall Banks
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(approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Cornwall Furnace (approx. ¼ mile away); The Shay Brothers (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veteran Firemen Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
 
Also see . . .  Cornwall Banks - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Cornwall Banks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
3. Cornwall Banks
 
 
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 619 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
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