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Near Port Matilda in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Juniata Iron

 
 
Juniata Iron Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 1, 2014
1. Juniata Iron Marker
Inscription.  Along the streams of this region are ruins of many charcoal iron furnaces and forges built between 1790-1850. Juniata iron was the best in America. Its reign ended with the rise of coal and coke iron making.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 49.559′ N, 78° 1.375′ W. Marker is near Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on South Eagle Valley Road (Alternate U.S. 220) 0.2 miles south of Twenty-eighth Division Highway, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Matilda PA 16870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Matilda Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Port Matilda Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Scotia (approx. 4.4 miles away); Plumbe Forge (approx. 7.2 miles away); Continuing Education (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Pennsylvania State University (approx. 8.2 miles away); Labor Education (approx. 8.2 miles away); Management Education (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Matilda.
 
Related markers.
Wide view of the Juniata Iron Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 1, 2014
2. Wide view of the Juniata Iron Marker
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Centre County School District's Iron Histories - Centre County Historical Society. The Bald Eagle Valley was a main focus for much of Centre County’s charcoal iron industry. Six iron furnaces operated in what is now the Bald Eagle Area School District. (Submitted on June 8, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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