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Near Fayetteville in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Caledonia Furnace

 
 
Caledonia Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Caledonia Furnace Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1837 by Thaddeus Stevens and James D. Paxton. Stevens' antislavery stand led to its destruction by Gen. Jubal Early, June 26, 1863, on his way to York during the early Gettysburg campaign.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 54.386′ N, 77° 28.68′ W. Marker is near Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) and State Route 233, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville PA 17222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Basic Ingredients ( within shouting distance of this marker); Making Iron ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Workers Pyramid ( within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Caledonia Furnace ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Good Roads Jubilee / The Lincoln Highway ( within shouting distance of this marker); Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop ( within
Caledonia Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Caledonia Furnace Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Mary Jemison ( approx. 2.8 miles away); Chestnut Spring ( approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Pennsylvania State Markers following the career of Thaddeus Stevens.
 
Also see . . .
1. Caledonia Furnace. Discussion of the furnace's construction and history. Includes an undated photo of the original. (Submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Caledonia Furnace. Article from Explore PA History. (Submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Caledonia State Park. A history of the site from the State Park web site. (Submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Caledonia Furnace Reconstruction image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Caledonia Furnace Reconstruction
This stone structure was built by the Pennsylvania Alpine Club in 1927. It is much smaller than the original furnace, and may not be at the exact location of the original.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,593 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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