Lemnos Furnace, Bedford County, Pennsylvania


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Lemnos - is two miles west of Hopewell along Yellow Creek in Hopewell Township. It was built in 1841 by Loy and Patterson. It was abandoned prior to 1878 after having had a variety of owners. A pile of stone and rubble with one large piece of lining visible at the top of the pile. There is charcoal slag along the creek and in the fields(s&t). (P)(V)(rp,ph-2004).
Go north from Everett on PA26 to the village of Eichelbergertown. About 0.7 miles east of town turn sharply right onto Plank Road (SR1009) at the community of Sunny Side. 40 08.575'N - 78 17.124''W. If going west from Hopewell about 1.1 miles to Sunny Side split left onto SR1009. Cross Yellow Creek twice on Plank Road and continue to the 3rd house on the left, a white house. 40 08.128''N - 78 17.447'W The owner of the Lemnos property, Mr. Luke Williams lives here. You may wish to call Mr. Williams (814-928-4446) before proceeding. Continue down Plank Road to near a barn and a red brick house, between the road and the creek valley. Just beyond the barn you will see a road to the left going down to Yellow Creek. Follow this lane to the first of two bridges over the creek. Do not cross the bridges. Park here.
GPS coordinates 40 07.852''N - 78 17.585'W (P)(V)(rrp,ph 2004)
Walk to the right about 50 feet. The furnace remains are next to the hill on the right.

Lemnos Furnace - July 2004

Lemnos Furnace - July 2004

Lemnos Furnace - July 2004

Lemnos Furnace Stones - July 2004

Lemnos Furnace Special Sources:
A Guide to the Old Stone Blast Furnaces of Western Pennsylvania, Myron B. Sharp and William H. Thomas (s&t)
Luke Williams, RD Hopewell, PA
Pat & Michael Hom. San Diego, California (ph)
Copyright Richard Parks, Last updated February 8, 2010