|Linestone Furnace & Iron Works:
Located on Little Piney Creek, northeast
of Greenville (presentday Limestone), Limestone Twp., Clarion County,
Date Built: ca. 1845
Date Out-of-Blast: ca.1853
Other names Limestone Furnace was known by:
|Limestone Furnace & Iron Works:
A Stone Blast Furnace & Iron Works
J. & J. B. Lyons (ca.1850)
J. B. Lyons
Jacob B. Lyon & Company
G. B. Smith
|Short History of Limestone Furnace:
Limestone Furnace. Located on Piney Creek in Limestone Township. Bosh 8 feet. Cold blast. Production in 1847 was 1,000 tons and about 1,000 tons each year afterward. Abandoned 1853. (Caldwell,1877: )
From "History of Clarion County" 1887.
Limestone Furnace. Built
in 1845 on Piney Creek in Limestone Township. It was a cold blast charcoal
furnace with one tuyere and powered by water. The owner was J. B. Lyons.
Limestone Furnace. Limestone Furnace is now in ruins, as can be seen by the pictures below. A local resident stated that in 1976 the nearby creek flooded, causing considerable damage to this furnace site. (J. Markiel,2002:n.p.)
|Ruins of Limestone Furnace, from near the top of the stack, ca.2002. (Photo courtesy of J. Markiel, Columbus, OH.)|
|Ruins of Limestone Furnace stack, ca.2002. (Courtesy of J. Markiel, Columbus, OH.)|
To locate the site of Limestone Furnace, from Limestone, Limestone Twp., Clarion Co., proceed north on PA Rt.66, for about 1/2 mi. to the junction of T-490, a township road. Turn right (east) on T-490 for about 3/4 mile. As the road crosses Little Piney Creek, the site of Limestone Furnace is on the left side of the road, about 100 feet north of the bridge and just south of the intersection with PA SR2001.
The stack is covered with trees and brush.
[The directions have been revised with the new route numbers.]
1872 Map of Limestone Township, Clarion, showing the location of Limestone Furnace and the settlements 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.|
|[no other pictures are presently available for Limestone Furnace,
Limestone Township, Clarion Co., Pa.]
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