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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cornwall, Pennsylvania
Location of Cornwall, Pennsylvania
► Lebanon County (75) ► Berks County (257) ► Dauphin County (281) ► Lancaster County (348) ► Schuylkill County (54)
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This charming Gothic style building,
featuring quatre-foil windows, served
as smokehouse and butcher shop for
the [C]ornwall estate. — — Map (db m169464) HM|
|One of world's greatest iron mines, oldest operated continuously in the New World. It has been mined for more than two centuries, and is still the greatest iron ore deposit east of Lake Superior. — — Map (db m30275) HM|
|Charcoal iron furnace built by Peter Grubb, operated 1742-1883. Best surviving example of early Pennsylvania ironworks. Now a State historical shrine, gift of Mrs. Margaret Coleman Buckingham, heir of its famous owner, Robert Coleman. — — Map (db m30277) HM|
|Built by Peter Grubb. Operated from 1742 to 1883. — — Map (db m30278) HM|
Built in the year 1742 by Peter
Grubb, sold by his son to Robert
Coleman in 1786 and operated by
him and his descendants
continuously until 1883.
Presented in 1932 to the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
by Margaret Coleman . . . — — Map (db m163540) HM|
|Peter Grubb (c. 1700-54) carried on his initial efforts at iron-making in 1735 just slightly to the north. He used the Catalan-type forge which had originated in Spain sometime during the tenth century. — — Map (db m30274) HM|
Sulfur was roasted off the
iron ore at this location
before it was taken inside
for smelting in the blast furnace. — — Map (db m163541) HM|
In memory of the
"Seven Shay Brothers"
who enrolled in 1861,
serving in the 93rd PA. Volunteers
during the Civil War.
Isaac Shay • Shoemaker • 1826-1862
William Shay • Furnacer • 1827-1899
Cyrus Shay • Miner • 1832-
Simon . . . — — Map (db m169468) HM WM|