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THE CENTRE FURNACE STORY

Iron Making at Centre Furnace

In the 1770s and 1780s, prominent Philadelphians bought large quantities of land in Centre County. In the spring of 1792, Centre Furnace, located on this site, went into blast and became the first major operation in what was then Northumberland and Mifflin Counties. When Centre County was formed in 1800, it was named for Centre Furnace.

The panels below tell the story of Centre Furnace from going into blast in 1792 through it's decline and close in 1858.

Click on any image to view or download the panels PDF. Use the arrows to navigate through the panels.

Additional Resources

More information on the Centre Furnace and Centre Furnace Mansion is available in The Centre Furnace Story: A Return to our Roots. Click the image

to purchase a copy. You can also request a copy through the Centre County Library-PA Room or Schlow Library.

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