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College Township in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Centre Furnace

 
 
Centre Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 9, 2012
1. Centre Furnace Marker
Inscription.  Here Colonels John Patton and Samuel Miles operated the first charcoal iron furnace in the region, 1792-1809. Present stack used 1825-1858. In this era Centre County led in the making of Juniata iron.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
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 Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 40° 48.362′ N, 77° 50.604′ W. Marker is in College Township, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Porter Road (Pennsylvania Route 26) half a mile east of University Drive, on the right when traveling east. Located across Porter Road from the Centre County Historical Society. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: State College PA 16801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moses Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Centre Furnace Mansion (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harris Hall (approx. 0.6
Centre Furnace Close Up image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 1, 2014
2. Centre Furnace Close Up
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miles away); Miller Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Atoms for Peace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nelson Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Curry Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Panofsky Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. Centre Furnace - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Centre County Historical Society. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Centre Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 9, 2012
3. Centre Furnace
Making charcoal iron marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 1, 2014
4. Making charcoal iron marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.   3. submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.

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