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Baumstown in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hopewell Village

 
 
Hopewell Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. Hopewell Furnace Marker
Inscription.
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. mile away); Daniel Boone (approx. 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 . . .
Hopewell Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. Hopewell Village Marker
Looking east along US 422.

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 EraIndustry & CommerceNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Looking West From Hopewell Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
3. Looking West From Hopewell Village Marker
Toward intersection with Center Road.
Hopewell Furnace image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey
4. Hopewell Furnace
State Route 345 vicinity, Hopewell, Chester, PA
Hopewell Village National Historic Site
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
 
 
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 908 times since then and 41 times this year. 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.
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