Virtual Museum of Pennsylvania Iron Furnaces & Iron Works

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Ross Furnace & IronWorks,
Ross Furnace No. 2
Ross Mountain Park,
Fairfield Twp.,
Westmoreland County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Pennsylvania Iron Furnace Source Book
Westmoreland County Iron Furnaces

A Tribute to the Iron Masters and Iron Workers
that built and keep in-blast
the old Stone Blast Furnaces of Pennsylvania.

by
Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian, Archaeologist & Web Master,
Ryan P. Washlaski, Technical Advisor.
Virtual Museum of Pennsylvania Iron Furnaces
A Publication of the 19th Century Society of Pennsylvania
Updated Mar. 22, 2002

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Ross Furnace & Iron Works:
Date Built: ca.1814/1815
Date Out-of-Blast:  ca.1842

Ross Furnace No. 2:
Date Rebuilt: ca.1842
Date Out-of-Blast: ca.1855


Other names Ross Furnace was known by:
Mathiot & Meason's Furnace;
Mathiot's Furnace;
Meason & Mathiot's Furnace;
Paull's Furnace;
Ross Iron Works

Location: On Tub Mill Run, on PA SR1002.  In Ross Mountain Park Golf Course, just north of the junction with PA SR1007.  USGS Quad. Map: Rachelwood, PA   UTM 17  E.662230  N.4465460

Bibliographical Sources:  This section under construction.                                                    

(Above:) Ross Furnace Forearch on Southeastern side of furnace.
(Photo courtesy of  Guy J. Davis  from "Iron Furnaces of Westmoreland County" ca.1996, published in "Westmoreland History," Spring 1996, Westmoreland County Historical Society, Greensburg, PA.)

Ross Furnace
An early photo of Ross Furnace, source unknown.

Ross Furnace
Ross Furnace on Ross Mountain Park Golf Course.
(photo by Raymond A. Washlaski, ca.1976)
Ross Furnace
Ross Furnace on Ross Mountain Park Golf Course.
(photo by Raymond A. Washlaski, ca.1976)
Ross Furnace
Ross Furnace on Ross Mountain Park Golf Course.
(photo by Raymond A. Washlaski, ca.1976)
Ross Furnace
Ross Furnace on Ross Mountain Park Golf Course.
(photo by Raymond A. Washlaski, ca.1976)

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