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Etna Furnace (Williamsburg, Pennsylvania)

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Built  1805, 1832
Area  65 ha
Designated PHMC  August 01, 1961
Etna Furnace (Williamsburg, Pennsylvania)
Nearest city  North of Williamsburg: roughly the area south and east of the bend of the Frankstown Branch Juniata River at Mount Etna, Catharine Township, Pennsylvania
MPS  Iron and Steel Resources of Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference #  73001593, 91001145 (Boundary Increase)
Added to NRHP  April 11, 1973, September 6, 1991 (Boundary Increase)

Etna Furnace, also known as Mount Etna Furnace, Aetna Furnace, and Aetna Iron Works, is a historic iron furnace complex and national historic district located at Catharine Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania. The district includes five contributing buildings, six contributing sites, and two contributing structures. It encompasses a community developed around an iron furnace starting in 1805. Included in the district is the four-sided stone furnace (1808), gristmill site (c. 1793), canal locks (c. 1832), site of lock keeper's house (c. 1832), aqueduct (c. 1832, rebuilt 1848), two small houses, the ruins of a charcoal house (1808), the foundation of a tally house, a blacksmith shop (c. 1831), bank barn (c. 1831), foundation of a boarding house, three family tenant house, two iron master' mansions (one destroyed), a store and paymaster's office (c. 1831), Methodist / Episcopal Church (1860), and cemetery with graves dating between 1832 and 1859.

Map of Etna Furnace, Catharine Township, PA 16693, USA

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, with a boundary increase in 1991.


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