In 1791, Revolutionary War veterans Samuel Miles and John Patton established Centre Furnace and its supporting village in a prime location in the Nittany Valley, an area rich with iron ore. The raw ingredients needed for charcoal iron were iron ore, limestone, and trees for the making of charcoal – the Nittany Valley was rich in all three.
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Benner Township, 1861
Boggs Township, 1861
Harris Township, 1861
Patton Township, 1861

Benner Township, 1874
Boggs Township, 1874
Harris Township, 1874
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Centre County

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