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Seven Valleys in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

York Iron Company Mine

 
 
York Iron Company Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
1. York Iron Company Mine Marker
Inscription. Site of the last visible remains of an industry that had a major impact on SW York County. This mine opened in 1854 "the year iron ore was first discovered nearby" and was later purchased by York Iron. At the industry's height, 15 mines were in operation here, bringing hundreds of skilled miners from England and Wales. Rising prices and cheaper iron elsewhere caused the mines to close by 1888.
 
Erected 1993 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.918′ N, 76° 48.725′ W. Marker is in Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Hoff Road half a mile north of Green Valley Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seven Valleys PA 17360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul's (Ziegler's) Lutheran Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hanover Junction (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hanover Junction Vital Crossroads (approx. 1.9 miles away); 3-inch Rifles (approx. 1.9 miles away); Birthplace of Commercial Ice Cream Production (approx. 2.2 miles away);
Farm near the mine site. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
2. Farm near the mine site.
This area is now a York County Park. The mines are home to several bat colonies.
Jefferson Public Square (approx. 2.7 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 2.7 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seven Valleys.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,373 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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