My wife and I have been road tripping it around the great state of Pennsylvania and checking out all of the historical markers along the way. About 7 years ago we got into visiting the markers and documenting them along the way. Millions of people every year just drive by them and never give them a second thought. We’re hoping to change that.
While on a road trip through Cornwall in Lebanon County we found several historical markers that we had never seen or documented before. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing them with all of you and documenting them right here on our blog and over on our one board on Pinterest.
Grubb’s First Forge Historical Marker
Peter Grubb (c. 1700-54) carried on his initial efforts at iron-making in 1735 just slightly to the north. He used the Catalan-type forge which had originated in Spain sometime during the tenth century.
By: 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
This particular marker sits at the intersection of Granite Street and Gold Street in Cornwall Pennsylvania. If you’re going to be visiting the Cornwall Iron Furnace (tourist attraction), it’s less than a 1/2 mile away. Matter of fact, you’ll find 8 historical markers within a 5 mile radius from one another with many of them having to do with Peter Grubb – the famous iron master. You can visit our Cornwall Iron Furnace feature to learn more about him and the area’s iron furnaces and mines.