Worth Township in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Along the streams of this region are ruins of many charcoal iron furnaces and forges built between 1790-1850. Juniata iron was the best in America. Its reign ended with the rise of coal and coke iron making.
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 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
Location. 40° 49.559′ N, 78° 1.375′ W. Marker is in Worth Township, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on South Eagle Valley Road (Alternate U.S. 220) 0.2 miles south of Twenty-eighth Division Highway, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 Spackman Ln, Port Matilda PA 16870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Matilda Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Scotia (approx. 4.4 miles away); Antes Plumbe Forge (approx. 7.2 miles away); Continuing Education (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Pennsylvania State University (approx. 8.2 miles away); Labor Education (approx. 8.2 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Iron Making in Centre County. Centre County Historical Society website entry (Submitted on June 8, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.