Near Fombell in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
One of the first charcoal blast furnaces in western Pennsylvania. It was built by Baron Dettmar Basse in 1814 and out of production in 1824 - it supplied iron for pioneer industries and was one unit of a self-contained community.
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Pennsylvania - Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
Location. 40° 48.683′ N, 80° 9.992′ W. Marker is near Fombell, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is at the intersection of Zelienople Road (Pennsylvania Route 288) and Old Furnace Road, on the left when traveling north on Zelienople Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fombell PA 16123, 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. Zelienople (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fombell House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Harmony MennonitesTo The Glory of God (approx. 2.1 miles away); Harmony (approx. 2.1 miles away); Benvenue Manor (approx. 2.2 miles away); Harmonist - Ziegler Barn (approx. 2.3 miles away); Harmonist Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Beaver County Historical and Landmarks Foundation. Website homepage (Submitted on November 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 136 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 4, 5. submitted on October 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.