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Near Fombell in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bassenheim Furnace

 
 
Bassenheim Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 11, 2011
1. Bassenheim Furnace Marker
Inscription. One of the first charcoal blast furnaces in western Pennsylvania. It was built by Baron Dettmar Basse in 1814 and out of production in 1824 - it supplied iron for pioneer industries and was one unit of a self-contained community.
 
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Beaver County (PA) Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 40° 48.683′ N, 80° 9.992′ W. Marker is near Fombell, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is at the intersection of Zelienople Road (Pennsylvania Route 288) and Old Furnace Road, on the left when traveling north on Zelienople Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fombell PA 16123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zelienople (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fombell House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Harmony Mennonites (approx. 2 miles away); Harmony (approx. 2.1 miles away); Benvenue Manor (approx. 2.2 miles away); Harmonist Cemetery
Bassenheim Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 11, 2011
2. Bassenheim Furnace Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Stephen Stone House (approx. 3.2 miles away); James Beach Clow House (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fombell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Beaver County Historical and Landmarks Foundation. Marker Program (Submitted on November 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Bassenheim Furnace, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on April 1, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Bassenheim Furnace Site Sign image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 11, 2011
3. Bassenheim Furnace Site Sign
Bassenheim Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 26, 2014
4. Bassenheim Furnace
Remains of the furnace
Bassenheim Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 26, 2014
5. Bassenheim Furnace
Remains of the furnace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on October 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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