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Forkville in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Woolen Factory

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 12, 2015
1. Old Woolen Factory Marker
Inscription. A short distance SE, along the Loyalsock, is the site of old factory established in 1810 by Samuel Rogers, Jr. During the War of 1812, it made kersey cloth for the army. Flood in 1816 stopped operation of the factory.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 29.51′ N, 76° 36.067′ W. Marker is in Forkville, Pennsylvania, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 87. Touch for map. The marker is near the intersection of PA 87 and PA 154. Marker is in this post office area: Forksville PA 18616, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harold "Red" Grange (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagles Mere Chautauqua (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hotel Eagles Mere (approx. 5.7 miles away); Celestia (approx. 6.2 miles away); Merritt Field Airport (approx. 6.4 miles away); Sullivan County Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Dr. Theodore Joseph Saul, Capt. M.C. (approx. 7.3 miles away); Sullivan County (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Old Woolen Factory. Kersey cloth is a type of coarse woolen cloth.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar of 1812
 
Old Woolen Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 12, 2015
2. Old Woolen Factory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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