Charcoal Iron Furnace/Forge Locations in Centre County

(In some cases dates approximate)

Furnace/Forge Location Owners Remains Municipality
Centre Furnace(1792-1809;1826-1858) Thompson Run (Willy Brook)East College Avenue and Porter Road (1) John Patton& Samuel Miles(2) James Irvin& Moses Thompson mansion and stack College
Tussey Furnace(1810-1818) Slab Cabin RunPine Grove Mills (intersection of #26 & 45) None Ferguson
Pennsylvania Furnace(1815-1914?) Spruce Creek; Route 45 at Centre/Huntingdon line Lyon, Shorb & Co. mansion in Huntingdon Co.furnace remains Centre Co. – mound Ferguson
Rock Iron Works(1793-1852) Spring Creek/Rockview lands Philip Benner None Benner
Turner Iron Works(1794-1807) Spring Creek at Roopsburg Daniel Turner None Benner
Logan Furnace(1797-1842) Logan Branch/ Rt. 144 near Pleasant Gap (1) John Dunlop(2) Valentine & Thomas Mansion on Rt. 144Few remains, west side Logan Branch Spring
Valentine & Thomas Iron Works(1798-1887) Logan Branch, BellefonteNow location of Cerro Brass (1) John Dunlop(2) Valentine & Thomas 3 iron master properties & office1. Valentine Mansion – west side of Logan Branch2. Forge House & Office – East side of Logan Branch3. Thomas Mansion – near Gamble Mill Bellefonte
Hecla Furnace(1825-1857) Fishing Creek Few remains near Nittany County Club Walker
Harmony Forge(1795-1822 +) Spring Creek, between Bellefonte and Milesburg Mansion along Spring Creek, canal remnant, no remains of furnace Boggs
Milesburg Iron Works(1797) Spring & Bald Eagle Creeks John and Joseph Miles; Joseph Green None Boggs
Eagle Iron Works(1810-1921) Bald Eagle Creek Roland Curtin Restored Mansion house, stack, casting house.  Remaining workers houses, canal Boggs
Howard Iron Works(1830-1889) Bald Eagle Creek & Rt, 220 Few remainsSayers Dam Howard
Julian Furnace(1832-1858) Bald Eagle Creek & Rt, 220 None Huston
Martha Furnace(1831-1855) Bald Eagle Creek & Rt, 220 Mansion and substantial remains of stack Huston
Hannah Furnace(1830-1850) Bald Eagle Creek & Rt, 220 Mansion and remains of stack near Hannah United Methodist Church Taylor
Cold Stream Forge/Furnace(1817-1854) On Cold Stream Hardman Philips Philips Mansion – now “Halehurst” Philipsburg
Plumbe Forge(1828-1842) Six Mile Run John Plumbe None Philipsburg
Bellefonte cold-fire Furnace(1888-1891) Coleville None Spring
Scotia – Iron Mining Village(1881-1912) West of Rt. 322 Few remains, manager’s house on rt. 550 Patton

 

 

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