Evitts Ridge Lime Kiln, Bedford County, Pennsylvania


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Evitts Ridge kiln - On Evitts Creek south of Bedford in Cumberland Valley Township. This stone structure, called to our attention by Richard Wever, is about 20 feet in height with one opening in front and a cylindical opening in top. It is built into the side of Evitts Ridge. It is probably an old lime kiln.
To reach the site from the intersection of US220 and US30 in Bedford go south on US220 about 11.8 miles and turn left onto Business 220 as it angles back toward the Bedford Springs Hotel. Just before Bus 220 crosses over Evitts Creek you will notice a dirt road to the right. The furnace is against the hillside about 25-50 yards up the old dirt road. It can be seen from Bus 220 in the fall after the leaves have fallen(rw). We have not visited this site. Any help and pictures would be appreciated.
Approximate coordinates 39 52.267'N - 78 36.389'W.

Sketch by Richard Wever, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

Evitts Ridge Lime Kiln Special Sources:
Richard Wever, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Copyright Richard Parks, December 24, 2009