|Beaver Furnace & Iron Works:
Located on Deer Creek, 5mi. south of
Shippenville, near the Village of Piney, Beaver Twp., Clarion County,
Date Built: ca. 1835
Date Out-of-Blast: ca.1854
Other names Beaver Furnace was known by:
|Beaver Furnace & Iron Works
A Stone Blast Furnace & Iron Works
Owners: Leonard & Sample Company (ca.1835)
Miller & Long Company (ca.1850)
Long, Blackstone & Company (ca.1851 ? -1854)
|Short History of Beaver Furnace:
From the "Iron Manufacturer's Guide"
From "History of Clarion County" 1887.
While in the Legislature Mr. D. B. Long, one of the firm, procured the passage of an act, forbidding the sale of intoxicating liquors within a radius of three miles from this furnace. (Davis,1887:114)
Beaver Furnace. Located on Deer Creek, 2 miles from its mouth. Originally cold blast, later hot blast. Steam and water powered,. Height 33 feet, 9 foot bosh. Produced 1,200 tons in 1845. only 1,500 tons in 1852. Abandoned 1854. D.B.Long, one of the owners, stimulated passage of a law prohibiting sale of intoxicating liquors within three miles of this furnace while he was in the Pennsylvania legislature. (Caldwell,1877: )
From: "A Guide to the Old Stone Blast Furnace in Western
|Beaver Furnace, Beaver Township, Clarion Co.
1872 Map of Beaver Township, Clarion, showing the location of Beaver Furnace and the settlement around the furnace.
(from "Atlas of the County of Lawrence & The State of Pennsylvania," Published by G.M.Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, PA, ca.1872)
|Location: To reach
the site of Beaver Furnace, follow PA Rt.68 northeast through Sligo to PA
SR2007, the road to Shamburg. Follow PA SR2007 north through Shamburg
until it crosses the Clarion River at Piney. At the north end of the
Clarion River bridge turn right on PA SR4001. Follow PA SR4001 for
approximately 1.5 mi. Turn left on T-411 and go for about .75 mi.,
T-411 will go under I-80 to where it crosses Deer Creek and the road is parallel
to the old railroad bed up Deer Creek. Cross the bridge over Deer Creek
and park. About 100 feet up the creek from the bridge over Deer Creek
is a large slag bank. Between this spot and the road is a large pile of stone,
some of which is cut stone. Beaver Furnace probably was probably closer
to the hill. The road, according to an old map, originally ran between
the furnace and the creek. In widening the road the furnace stone probably
was pushed over and the road was relocated closer to the hill.
The slag pile contains green slag, indicating that an iron ore high manganese was being used at Beaver Furnace.
|Bibliographical Sources: This section under construction.|
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