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State College 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 48.362′ N, 77° 50.604′ W. Marker is in State College, 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 miles away); Miller Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Atoms for Peace
Centre Furnace Close Up image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 1, 2014
2. Centre Furnace Close Up
(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 State College.
 
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.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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
 

More. Search the internet for Centre Furnace.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 3 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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