|Jefferson Furnace & Iron Works:
Located on Beaver Creek, Jefferson Station
(Jefferson), Beaver Twp., Clarion County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Date Built: ca. 1838
Date Out-of-Blast: ca.1858
Other names Jefferson Furnace was known by:
|Jefferson Furnace & Iron Works:
A Stone Blast Furnace & Iron Works
Arnold & S.F. Plumer (ca.1838- ? )
Arnold & S.F. Plummer (ca.1838- ? )
S.F. Plummer (ca.1850)
Plummer & Company
|Short History of Jefferson Furnace:
From "History of Clarion County" 1887.
Jefferson Furnace. Located on Beaver Creek at Jefferson Station. Height 30 feet, 8 foot bosh. Built by Arnold & S. F. Plummer, S.F.Plummer later beacme sole proprietor. Managed by John Haslett. Sporadic use. Production in 1845 and 1847 was 800 tons, 1856 about 600 tons of forge metal out of limestone and bog ores. Abandoned 1858, mainly from lack of timber. (Caldwell,1877: )
Jefferson Furnace. (Quaking
Asp Furnace) Built in 1838 on Beaver Creek by Plummer and Company, this was
a cold blast furnace, powered by water at first, but later by steam. It
was blown out in 1858.
To visit the site of Jeffeson Furnace follow PA Rt.338 south from Knox, to Wentlings Corners, and the Junction of T-332. Turn right on T-332. The road will cross the old K. & K. RR railroad bed at Jefferson Station, and just beyond the old railroad bed the road will cross a bridge over Beaver Creek. Park near the bridge. The site of Jefferson Furnace was located halfway between the old Railroad bed and Beaver Creek, on the left side of T-332. Leave the road and walk around back of a small hill. A pile of stone and some slag are all that remain at the site of Jefferson Furnace.
"Sharp & Thomas" give directions to Jefferson Furnace starting from Foxburg.
To inspect the ruins, follow PA Rt.56 east from Foxburg in
Richland Twp., to the junction of PA Rt.338. Follow PA Rt. 338 to Wentlings
Corners in Beaver Twp.; turn left on T-332. The road crosses a railroad track
at Jefferson Station. About halfway between the railroad and the bridge
beyond, over Beaver Creek, is the site of the old furnace on the left side
of the road. Leave the road and go around back of a small hill. A pile
of stones and some slag are all that remain [ca.1966].
|Jefferson Furnace, Beaver Township,
1872 Map of Beaver Township, Clarion, showing the location of Jefferson 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)
|Bibliographical Sources: This section under construction.|
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