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Burnham in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Freedom Forge

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 8, 2015
1. Freedom Forge Marker
Inscription.  Iron and steel have been made here for over 150 years. Freedom Forge, 1795, became Freedom Iron and Steel Co., 1867. The third Bessemer plant in nation. Open hearth steel first made here in 1895.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical & 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 1795.
 
Location. 40° 37.751′ N, 77° 34.042′ W. Marker is in Burnham, Pennsylvania, in Mifflin County. Marker is on South Logan Blvd (PA 1005). The marker is near the Mattress World store. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burnham PA 17009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mifflin County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); The Logan Guards (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Ohev Sholom Synagogue
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By Don Morfe, November 8, 2015
2. Freedom Forge Marker
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); Apprentices' Literary Society (approx. 2.1 miles away); Peacock Majors Tavern (approx. 2.2 miles away); McCoy Home (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnham.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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