Eagle Furnace, Clarion County, Pennsylvania


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Eagle - Built in 1846 on Canoe Creek in Beaver Township by Curll, Kribbs and Company. It was a cold blast charcoal furnace with one tuyere, 30' high with an 8' bosh. In 1850 it was operated and owned by George Cribbs and Joseph B. Reynolds, and produced an average of 700-800 tons per year. It went out of blast in 1858(s&t/unk). It is in fair condition with many rows of stone intact and openings visible,(P)(V))(rp-1977, jm-2003, he,rp-2004).
To reach this site exit I80 at the Wentling Corners exit (#53). Go south on SR3007 until a left turn onto Eagle Furnace Road Go 1/4 mile to just before a bridge over Canoe Creek. The furnace is about 200 feet to the right of the road and near the top of the hill, about 100 feet before reaching the creek. Hank Edenborn visited this site in Aug. 2004 and we did in Oct 2004 verifying the coordinates. A rewarding view of a fairly well preserved furnace awaits.
GPS Coordinates 41 10.291'N - 79 31.417W.(he-rp,km-2004)

Eagle Furnace - October 2004

Eagle Furnace - October 2004

View of Canoe Creek below Eagle Furnace October 2004


Eagle Furnace view from top of hill
October 2004

Eagle Furnacce - October 2004

Eagle Furnace Special Sources:
A Guide to the Old Stone Blast Furnaces of Western Pennsylvania, Myron B. Sharp and William H. Thomas (s&t)
Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion Co. Pa. J. A. Caldwell(jac) 1877*
History of Clarion County, unknown compiler, cir 1976 (hcc)*
History of Clarion County A. J. Davis (ajd) ed. 1887*
Unspecified Clarion Co. Sources from asterisk list above.(unk)
Hank Edenborn, Finleyville, PA
Karl Mouck, Sanfy Lake, PA

Copyright Richard Parks, Last updated May4, 2010