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Near Callensburg in Clarion County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buchanan Furnace

 
 
Buchanan Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2012
1. Buchanan Furnace Marker
Inscription.  A short distance northwest of here is the well-preserved cold blast furnace, named for James Buchanan. It was built in 1844; abandoned, 1858, due to lack of timber. At the time of its operation, the iron industry was very prosperous in Clarion County.
 
Erected 1950 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 41° 7.656′ N, 79° 33.041′ W. Marker is near Callensburg, Pennsylvania, in Clarion County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 58, 0.1 miles north of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 368), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Callensburg PA 16213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rural Electrification (approx. 6.2 miles away); Donald R. Lobaugh Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); Parker's Landing Petroglyphs
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(approx. 6.6 miles away); Erie to Pittsburgh Trail (approx. 6.7 miles away); Foxburg (approx. 6.7 miles away); F.H. Ball Steam Engine (approx. 6.8 miles away); Foxburg Golf Course (approx. 6.9 miles away); Foxburg Country Club (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Buchanan Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2012
2. Buchanan Furnace Marker
Complete with roadkill and construction sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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