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New Philadelphia in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Valley Furnace

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 1, 2015
1. Valley Furnace Marker
Inscription. First furnace to use only anthracite for fuel, 1836. Built by Dr. F.W. Geissenhainer, who patented the method in 1833. Process in use continuously by the Pottsville or Pioneer Furnace, 1839 and after.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 43.331′ N, 76° 6.907′ W. Marker is in New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on North Valley Street (US 209). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Philadelphia PA 17959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans of Port Carbon (approx. 3.3 miles away); Schuylkill Canal (approx. 3.3 miles away); Firth Dock (1828-1871) (approx. 3.6 miles away); John Siney (approx. 4 miles away); Pottsville Maroons (approx. 4.9 miles away); Schuylkill County (approx. 5 miles away); Molly Maguire Executions (approx. 5 miles away); Yuengling -America's Oldest Brewery (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Valley Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 1, 2015
2. Valley Furnace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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