Upper Forge Site

Upper Forge Site (HMJ8N)

Location: Phoenixville, PA 19460 Lauderdale County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 5.576', W 75° 27.404'

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Between here and the creek stood the forge. A low stone dam diverted water to power the bellows and hammer. Mount Misery, rising behind you, provided wood for charcoal. During the encampment, a road to the forge cut through the gap on the hill in front of you. The present road did not exist.

Bar iron produced at the forge was marketed in Philadelphia. In addition, the forge blacksmith shoed horses, steeled plows, and generally supplied the needs of the local community.

At the time of the Revolution, there were two forges along Valley Creek. This is the Upper Forge site. The other stood downstream near Washington's Headquarters. The area takes its name from the lower forge, built in the 1740s.
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HM NumberHMJ8N
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 11:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 461066 N 4438171
Decimal Degrees40.09293333, -75.45673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.576', W 75° 27.404'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 34.56" N, 75° 27' 24.24" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610, 215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-660 Valley Creek Rd, Phoenixville PA 19460, US
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