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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cornwall, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lebanon County, PA (75) Berks County, PA (257) Dauphin County, PA (281) Lancaster County, PA (355) Schuylkill County, PA (54)  LebanonCounty(75) Lebanon County (75)  BerksCounty(257) Berks County (257)  DauphinCounty(281) Dauphin County (281)  LancasterCounty(355) Lancaster County (355)  SchuylkillCounty(54) Schuylkill County (54)
Location of Cornwall, Pennsylvania
    Lebanon County (75)
    Berks County (257)
    Dauphin County (281)
    Lancaster County (355)
    Schuylkill County (54)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), Cornwall — Abattoir
On Boyd Street south of Rexmont Road, on the right when traveling south.
This charming Gothic style building, featuring quatre-foil windows, served as smokehouse and butcher shop for the [C]ornwall estate.Map (db m169464) HM
2Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), Cornwall — Cornwall Banks
On Granite Street 0.3 miles west of Gold Street.
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
3Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), Cornwall — Cornwall Furnace
On Granite Street just from Rexmont Road.
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
4Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), Cornwall — Cornwall Furnace
On Rexmont Road just from Manor Road.
Built by Peter Grubb. Operated from 1742 to 1883.Map (db m30278) HM
5Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), Cornwall — Cornwall Furnace
On Rexmont Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
6Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), Cornwall — Grubb's First Forge
On Granite Street at Gold Street on Granite Street.
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
7Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), Cornwall — Roasting Oven — Cornwall Furnace —
On Rexmont Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
8Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), Cornwall — The Shay Brothers93rd Pa. Volunteers Infantry
On Freeman Drive (Pennsylvania Route 419) at Alden Street, on the left when traveling west on Freeman Drive.
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
 
May. 16, 2021