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Virtual Museum of Pennsylvania Iron Furnaces & Iron Works

Digital Iron Furnace Research Library
The 19th Century Society of Pennsylvania
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Iron Furnaces of Armstrong County Pennsylvania
Bear Creek Furnace & IronWorks,
Bear Creek Furnace No. 2
Parker,
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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Bear Creek Furnace & Iron Works
Date Built: ca.1818
Date Out-of-Blast:  ca.1847

Bear Creek Furnace No.2
Date Rebuilt: ca.1847
Date Out-of-Blast: ca.1855

Other names Bear Creek Furnace was known by:
Bear Creek Furnace, Butler Co.

See also: Pittsburgh Rolling Mill (ca.1811- ? ), Allegheny Co.

Location:
Follow PA Rt.268 to Parker, turn south on Jackson Avenue at the First Presebyterian Church in Parker.  Go 1 mile on this road to a railroad bed.  Park and walk to the left along the track for about 50 feet.  Look down over the embankment, and about 50 feet down the hill  along Bear Creek you will see the ruins of Bear Creek Furnace [ca.1966], including part of the back wall, a retaining wall and the inner stack.  Below the furnace and toward the creek, the ground is covered with slag. The Furnace sets on or near the Armstrong - Butler County Line.

Bibliographical Sources:  This section under construction.                                                    

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