|Allegheny Furnace & Iron
Works, on Furnace Run, near the Allegheny River,
near West Kittanning, East Franklin Twp., Armstrong County, Pennsylvania,
Date Built: ca. 1826/1830
Date Out-of-Blast: ca.1850
Other names Allegheny Furnace was known by:
(This page still underconstruction.)
|Allegheny Furnace & Iron Works
A Stone Blast Furnace and Iron Works. Allegheny Furnace was a steam powered cold-blast charcoal iron furnace.
Located on Furnace Run, near West Kittanning, East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co.
Owners: (ca.1832- ? ) Alexander McNickle & John McNickle
(ca.1850- ? ) Alexander McNickle
|Location: The approximate
location of the Allegheny Furnace & Iron Works site is 2 miles north
of West Kittanning, Pa, on the west bank of the Allegheny River, in
East Franklin Towmship, Armstrong County, PA.
From Kittanning cross the old Kittanning Bridge (the bridge in downtown Kittanning) going west over the Allegheny River to West Kittanning. Turn north on SR 4023 for 2 1/2 miles. Just past a junk yard on the left side of the road T-505 (Furnace Run Rd.) turns off to the left, and crosses the railroad track, turns south, then swings around the end of a hill and continues northwest up the hill. The Allegheny Furnace & Iron Works site was located in the loop formed by Furnace Run Rd. (T-505).
No trace of Allegheny Iron Furnace remains, except there is a considerable amount of charcoal iron slag on the hillside bench above the probable furnace site, and it is believed that the present road now covers the actual furnace site. The furnace site should be considered an archaeological site. The entire area now is an enormous coal mine slate dump.
|Bibliographical Sources: This section under construction.|
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