|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:
|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
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.
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