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Old Woolen Factory

 
 
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Photographed By Don Morfe, October 12, 2015
1. Old Woolen Factory Marker
Inscription.  A short distance SE, along the Loyalsock, is the site of old factory established in 1810 by Samuel Rogers, Jr. During the War of 1812, it made kersey cloth for the army. Flood in 1816 stopped operation of the factory.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. 41° 29.51′ N, 76° 36.067′ W. Marker is in Forksville, Pennsylvania, in Sullivan County. Memorial is on Pennsylvania Route 87. The marker is near the intersection of PA 87 and PA 154. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forksville PA 18616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 400 Acres: the Start of Forksville (a few steps from this marker); Harold "Red" Grange (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forksville Covered Bridge (approx. Ό mile away); Hiram's Landing (approx. 5½
Old Woolen Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 12, 2015
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miles away); The Chaseway... (approx. 5.6 miles away); Seth Thomas Clock (approx. 5.6 miles away); Eagles Mere Downtown Revitalization (approx. 5.7 miles away); Eagles Mere Chautauqua (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forksville.
 
Regarding Old Woolen Factory. Kersey cloth is a type of coarse woolen cloth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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