“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Quentin in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Cornwall Iron Furnace

Cornwall Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
1. Cornwall Iron Furnace Marker
Inscription. Built in 1742 by Peter Grubb near an immensely rich ore deposit and acres of forest for making charcoal fuel. a self-sufficient community included the ironmaster's mansion and workers' houses. The furnace produced pig iron and cast goods, and cannons for the revolutionary War. Sold in 1798 to entrepreneur Robert Coleman; operated until 1883. It survives fully intact a few miles east at Cornwall.
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 16.872′ N, 76° 26.855′ W. Marker is in Quentin, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on U.S. 322 just from Pennsylvania Route 419. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quentin PA 17083, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cornwall Furnace (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Cornwall Furnace (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cornwall Banks (approx. 2.4 miles away); Grubb's First Forge (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Pennsylvania Chatauqua (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lebanon County (approx. 3.8 miles away); Courthouse Lampposts and Courthouse Bell (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mount Hope Estate & Grubb Mansion (approx. 3.9 miles away).
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNatural ResourcesWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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