|Mary Ann Furnace & Iron Works,
Located on Ten Mile Creek, opposite Clarksville, Greene County,
Date Built: ca. 1800/1802
Date Out-of-Blast: ca.1810
Other names Mary Ann Furnace was known by:
|Mary Ann Furnace & Iron Works
A Stone Blast Furnace & Iron Works
Owners: James Robinson
Greene County had only one iron furnace,
and the information about it is very scarce. Swank's Iron
Making in Pennsylvania says the furnace was built before 1800,
on Ten Mile Creek, by James Robinson. Its location is given as across
from Clarksville. The establishment was abandoned before 1820, but
the stack was visible for some time after 1840.
J.B. Pearse in Iron Manufacture in Pennsylvania says the Mary Ann Furnace was built in 1777 or 1784 by Mr. Oliphant, Sr. Mr. Oliphant, Jr., says his father never built a furnace in Greene County. The Horn Papers, published by the Greene County Historical Scoiety, reports the furnace as built in 1779 by a Mr. McCullough. James Robinson is listed, inan old atlas of Greene County, as the owner of the land upon which the furnace supposedly was built. Apparently, there was a furnace at this location; and it seems that James Robinson, as the owner of the land, was the most logical man to have built it. (Sharp & Thomas,1966:53-54).
|LOCATION: To reach Mary Ann Furnace, follow U.S. Rt. 40 east from Washington, PA about 15 miles to Beallsville, PA. Turn right at the light in Beallsville, and follow the markers to Clarksville, PA. Cross the creek, go through the town, cross the crek again. At the second crossing you will see a railroad bridge to the left. As accurately as we can determine, the furnace stood against the hillside, directly under the present railroad embankment. Because of the grading and filling for the railroad, all traces of the Mary Ann Furnace have long since disappeared. (Sharp &Thomas,1966:54)|
Greene County Courthouse
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