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Karthaus in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Karthaus Furnace

 
 
Karthaus Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 26, 2014
1. Karthaus Furnace Marker
Inscription.  Near here stood the iron furnace erected 1817 by Peter Karthaus. Rebuilt 1836 by Peter Ritner and John Say, it became in 1839 one of the earliest to use coke in place of charcoal. Abandoned at the end of the same year.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 41° 7.206′ N, 78° 7.09′ W. Marker is in Karthaus, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 879) and Reiter Street, on the right when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Karthaus PA 16845, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller's Landing (approx. 3.3 miles away); Frenchville (approx. 5.4 miles away); St. Severin Old Log Church
Karthaus Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 26, 2014
2. Karthaus Furnace Marker
(approx. 6.2 miles away); Ames Field (approx. 9.3 miles away); Kyler Homestead (approx. 14.9 miles away); Boggs Township (approx. 15.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Karthaus Furnace - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on September 27, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Karthaus Furnace Remains image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
3. Karthaus Furnace Remains
Karthaus Furnace Remains image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
4. Karthaus Furnace Remains
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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