Union Forge

Union Forge (HMKGO)

Location: Jonestown, PA 17038 Lebanon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 27.093', W 76° 30.705'

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Site of a charcoal iron forge begun about 1782 by Curtis Grubb, owner of Cornwall Iron Furnace, a major user of Cornwall iron. Such forges transformed brittle pig iron into workable wrought iron. Union Forge included 1,000 acres of land., blacksmith and carpenter shops, a grist mill, and several houses. Under different owners, the forge was in regular operation until 1868. By then, rolling mills were displacing forges as refiners of iron.
Year Placed2004
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 4:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 371809 N 4478974
Decimal Degrees40.45155000, -76.51175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 27.093', W 76° 30.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 27' 5.58" N, 76° 30' 42.30" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Lickdale Rd, Jonestown PA 17038, US
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