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Iron Furnaces of Armstrong County Pennsylvania
American Iron Furnace
Village of Rimer,
Madison Twp.,
Armstrong County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Pennsylvania Iron Furnace Sourcebook
Armstrong County Iron Furnaces

A Tribute to the Iron Masters and Iron Workers
that built and keep in-blast
the old Stone Blast Furnaces of Pennsylvania.

by
Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian, Archaeologist, Editor & Web Master,
Ryan P. Washlaski, Technical Advisor.


Virtual Museum of Pennsylvania Iron Furnaces & Iron Works
A Publication of the 19th Century Society of Pennsylvania
Updated Dec. 7, 2004

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American Furnace & Iron Works,  Located near the Village of Rimer, Madison Twp., Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Date Built: ca. 1846
Date rebuilt: ca.1858
Date Out-of-Blast: ca.1860 

Other names American Furnace was known by:
Jamison & Ledlie Furnace
Jamison & Knight Furnace

American Furnace & Iron Works
A Stone Blast Furnace & Iron Works
Owners: John Jamison, Aron Whittaker, & George Ledlie, ca.1846
              John Jamison & George Ledlie, ca.1849
              John Jamison & James Knight, ca.1859

Location:
Starting at Templeton, Armstrong Co., follow SR1003 north through Mahoning to the Village of Widnoon, a distance of 4.1 miles, Turn left on SR1004 and follow it for about 4 miles.  Going downhill toward the Village of Rimer, the road crosses a concrete bridge.  About 1/4 mile beyond the bridge and on the right side of the road is a house. A creek flows down the valley, back of the house and parallel to the road.  Directly behind the house another creek joins the first one.  American Furnace was set in the triangle formed by the two creeks and upstream from their junction.  At present the road is on the opposite side of the valley from where it was in the 1850's.  After studying an old map of the region, we think the creek was also moved when the present road was built.

Bibliographical Sources:  This section under construction.                                                    

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