Plumbe Forge

Plumbe Forge (HM18LZ)

Location: Philipsburg, PA 16866 Centre County
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N 40° 54.547', W 78° 6.271'

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About six-tenths mile north are the remains of the forge built by Dr. John Plumbe in 1828. Here, "blooms" were made from pig iron carried from the Bald Eagle Valley by mule. Costs of hauling products to the Pennsylvania Canal caused the forge to close in 1842.
HM NumberHM18LZ
Year Placed1969
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:53pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] DONNY COX  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 743863 N 4532705
Decimal Degrees40.90911667, -78.10451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 54.547', W 78° 6.271'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 54' 32.82" N, 78° 6' 16.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106-122 Sixmile Run Rd, Philipsburg PA 16866, US
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