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Hereford in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hereford Furnace

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
1. Hereford Furnace Marker
Inscription. Established by Thomas Maybury in 1745 on the west bank of the Perkiomen Creek for the purpose of manufacturing iron. Maybury is credited with producing here in 1767 the first cast-iron cooking-stove in North America.
 
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.977′ N, 75° 33.146′ W. Marker is in Hereford, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Chestnut Street (PA 29/100). Touch for map. The marker is just north of Gravel Pike/Seisholtzville Road intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Hereford PA 18056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goshenhoppen (approx. 3.7 miles away); Servicing the Furnace (approx. 4.6 miles away); From Production to Preservation (approx. 4.6 miles away); Casting Pigs (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lock Ridge Furnace (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lock Ridge Iron Furnace (approx. 4.8 miles away); Jasper Park Indian (approx. 5 miles away); Indian Jasper Quarries (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
Hereford Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
2. Hereford Furnace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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