Baumstown in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hopewell Forge, 1744, and Furnace, 1770, were seven miles south. The furnace and the remains of an iron making community of the era are administered by the National Park Service, with recreation areas.
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 16.992′ N, 75° 48.122′ W. Marker is in Baumstown, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of westbound Benjamin Franklin Parkway (U.S. 422) and Center Road (Pennsylvania Route 82/345), on the right when traveling west on westbound Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birdsboro PA 19508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baumstown World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Daniel Boone (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Daniel Boone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Boone Homestead (approx. 0.7 miles away); The E. & G. Brooke Iron Company World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); American Legion Post 626 Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Birdsboro (approx. 1.2 miles away); Birdsboro World War I Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baumstown.
Also see . . .
1. Hopewell Furnace. (Submitted on October 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Hopewell Village - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 919 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.