|Clinton Furnace & Iron Works:
Located on Hemlock Creek, 8mi. east of the
Allegheny River, near the Village of Venus, Washington Twp., Clarion County,
Date Built: ca. 1841
Date Out-of-Blast: ca.1858
|Clinton Furnace & Iron Works:
A Stone Blast Furnace & Iron Works
Clapp & Seymour Company (ca.1841)
Moore & Seymour Company (ca.1850)
Samuel F. Plumer (ca.1856)
|Short History of Clinton Furnace:
From "History of Clarion County" 1887.
Clinton Furnace. Located on Hemlock Creek in the extreme northwest corner of Washington Township. Height 33 feet, 9 1/2 foot bosh. Produced 1,000 tons in 1845 and 1847, 2,000 tons of forge metal out of fossil buhr stone and fossil limestone ore mined two mile south of the furnace, lower coal measure ore in 1856. Managed by William Hollis under Plumer's ownership. (Caldwell,1877: )
Clinton Furnace. This steam
powered, cold blast furnace was built on Hemlock Creek in 1841 and was operated
about 15 years. In 1850 it was owned by *Horner and Eaton and in 1859
by S.F. Plumer of Franklin.
* [The owner in 1850 should read Moore & Seymour, Sharp & Thomas mixed up Clinton Furnace with Hemlock Furnace, on the owners.]
|Clinton Furnace, Washington Township, Clarion Co.
1872 Map of Washington Township, Clarion, showing the location of the Clinton Furnace and the settlement around the furnace location.
(from "Atlas of the County of Lawrence & The State of Pennsylvania," Published by G.M.Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, PA, ca.1872)
From Oil City, to visit the site of Clinton Furnace, Washington Township, Clarion County, starting from Oil City, travel east on US Rt. 62 approx. 2.5 mi to Rose Garden, and the junction of PA Rt.157. Turn right onto PA Rt.157, Follow PA Rt.157 approx 12 Mi. through the Village of Coal Hill to Venus, which sits on the Venango Co.-Clarion Co. Line. In Venus take T-591 (County Line Road) north and then east approx. 1.5 mi., to the junction of another township road T-590 (Hoy Road) to the left and near a bridge over Auge Run, a branch of Hemlock Creek The site of Clinton Furnace and the ruins of the stack are against the hillside about 200 feet to the right on McCauley Run, another branch of Hemlock Creek. The junction of Auge Run and McCauley Run forming Hemlock Creek is right pass the Clinton Furnace Site. Large quantities of slag were everywhere ca.1966. Showing the amount of activity at Clinton Furnace during its operation.
Another Furnace, Hemlock Furnace, is close by and worth
|Bibliographical Sources: This section under construction.|
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