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

Cornwall Iron Furnace

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
1. Cornwall Iron Furnace Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1742 by Peter Grubb near an immensely rich ore deposit and acres of forest for making charcoal fuel. a self-sufficient community included the ironmaster's mansion and workers' houses. The furnace produced pig iron and cast goods, and cannons for the revolutionary War. Sold in 1798 to entrepreneur Robert Coleman; operated until 1883. It survives fully intact a few miles east at Cornwall.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNatural ResourcesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1742.
 
Location. 40° 16.872′ N, 76° 26.855′ W. Marker is in Quentin, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on U.S. 322 just from Pennsylvania Route 419. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quentin PA 17083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Shay Brothers (approx. 1.6 miles
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away); Cornwall Furnace (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Cornwall Furnace (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Cornwall Furnace (approx. 2.3 miles away); Roasting Oven (approx. 2.3 miles away); Abattoir (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cornwall Banks (approx. 2.4 miles away); Grubb's First Forge (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
 
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 692 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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