|Tippecanoe Furnace & Iron Works:
Located on Canoe Creek, 2 1/2 mi. above the Clarion River,
Village of Canoe Furnace, Beaver Twp., Clarion County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Date Built: ca. 1844
Date Out-of-Blast: ca.1851
Other names Tippecanoe Furnace was known by:
|Tipecanoe Furnace & Iron Works:
A Stone Blast Furnace & Iron Works
(ca.1844- ?) Black & Maxwell Company;
(ca.1850- ? ) King & Maxwell Company
|Short History of Tippecanoe Furnace:
From "History of Clarion County" 1887.
Tippecanoe Furnace (Canoe Furnace). Named for "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." Located on Canoe Creek, 1.5 miles above Eagle Furnace. Steam - Cold Blast. Operated by King and Maxwell. Production 1,000 tons in 1845 and 1847. Abandoned 1851. (Caldwell,1877: )
Tippecanoe Furnace. Black & Maxwell built this furnace in 1844 on Canoe Creek about 1 1/2 miles above Eagle Furnace. (Sharp & Thomas,1966:31)
To reach the site of Tippecanoe Furnace, starting at Knox, Clarion Co., follow PA Rt.338 south, starting at the junction of PA Rt.208 in Knox, go south for approx. 2.9 mi. the junction of PA SR3007 at Wentlings Corners. Turn left (east) on PA LR3007, towards the Junction of I-80, go approx. .1 mi. to the Junction of PA SR4005. Turn left onto PA SR4005. Go east on PA SR4005 approx 2 mi., to the location of Canoe Furnace. Just before crossing the bridge on Canoe Creek, you can see the ruins to the right. A stone pile, milrace and building foundations are all that remain [ca.1966]. (Sharp & Thomas,1966:32)
[Additional directions and new PA Rt. nos. have been added
to the directions given by "Sharp & Thomas". The construction of
I-80 may have closed PA SR4005 were it crosses Canoe Creek. I-80
Construction also has altered the area around Tippecanoe Furnace and may
have destroyed the remains of Tippencanoe Furnace.]
|Tippecanoe Furnace, Beaver Township,
1872 Map of Beaver Township, Clarion, showing the location of Tippecanoe 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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