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

Cornwall Furnace

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
1. Cornwall Furnace Marker
Inscription.  Charcoal iron furnace built by Peter Grubb, operated 1742-1883. Best surviving example of early Pennsylvania ironworks. Now a State historical shrine, gift of Mrs. Margaret Coleman Buckingham, heir of its famous owner, Robert Coleman.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 16.287′ N, 76° 24.373′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on Granite Street just from Rexmont Road. 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. A different marker also named Cornwall Furnace (a few steps from this marker); Roasting Oven (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cornwall Furnace (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abattoir
Cornwall Furnace Building image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
2. Cornwall Furnace Building
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(about 400 feet away); Cornwall Banks (approx. ¼ mile away); Grubb's First Forge (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Shay Brothers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veteran Firemen Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
 
Cornwall Furnace Building image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
3. Cornwall Furnace Building
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By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
4. Cornwall Furnace Building
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By Bill Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
5. Cornwall Furnace Sign
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By Bill Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
6. Cornwall Furnace Building
 
 
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 734 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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