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

Plumbe Forge

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
1. Plumbe Forge Marker
Inscription.  About six-tenths mile north are the remains of the forge built by Dr. John Plumbe in 1828. Here, "blooms" were made from pig iron carried from the Bald Eagle Valley by mule. Costs of hauling products to the Pennsylvania Canal caused the forge to close in 1842.
 
Erected 1969 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 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
 
Location. 40° 54.547′ N, 78° 6.271′ W. Marker is in Rush Township, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of Black Moshannon Road (Pennsylvania Route 504) and Sixmile Run Road, on the left when traveling east on Black Moshannon Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4594 Black Moshannon Rd, Philipsburg PA 16866, 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. Antes (approx. 2.3 miles away); Union Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Halehurst
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. Plumbe Forge Marker
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(approx. 6 miles away); Philipsburg (approx. 6.1 miles away); John Henry Simler House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Ames Field (approx. 6˝ miles away); Indian Paths (approx. 6.7 miles away); Kyler Homestead (approx. 7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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