Springfield Furnace, Blair County, Pennsylvania
aka Royer Furnace
Springfield (aka Royer) - is on Piney Creek in Woodbury Township. It was built in 1815 by John Royer and his brother Daniel and operated until 1855. A forge (Cove) was active in conjunction with the furnace. The Royer family was in the iron business and other enterprises in Blair County until recent times(s&t). About 2/3 of the stack height still remains, but a portion of the back and right side corner is broken down. The stack is in heavy underbrush. (V)(P)(rp-2003).
Follow PA866 from Williamsburg southwest to Royer a distance of about 4.6 miles or to Locke Mountain Road.
N40º 25.194' W078º 16.194'
Turn right on Locke Mountain Road and drive 0.2 miles to near a bridge over Piney Creek. Look to the left before crossing the bridge and you will see Springfield Furnace no more than 30 feet from the road against the hillside and in heavy underbrush.
GPS coordinates N40º 25.308' W078º 16.380'(rp-2003)
| Springfield (Royer) Furnace Special Sources:|
A Guide to the Old Stone Blast Furnaces of Western Pennsylvania, Myron B. Sharp and William H. Thomas (s&t)
Copyright © Richard Parks, Last updated February 22, , 2010