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Karthaus in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Karthaus Furnace

 
 
Karthaus Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 26, 2014
1. Karthaus Furnace Marker
Inscription. Near here stood the iron furnace erected 1817 by Peter Karthaus. Rebuilt 1836 by Peter Ritner and John Say, it became in 1839 one of the earliest to use coke in place of charcoal. Abandoned at the end of the same year.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 7.206′ N, 78° 7.09′ W. Marker is in Karthaus, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 879) and Reiter Street, on the right when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Karthaus PA 16845, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Karthaus Furnace - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on September 27, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Karthaus Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 26, 2014
2. Karthaus Furnace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
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