• Hopewell Furnace Village

    Hopewell Furnace

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Administrative History

Please select link to read Hopewell Furnace's administrative history.

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Administrative History
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/hofu/adhi.pdf

Did You Know?

Business sign of Hopewell Furnace's owners in the 1830's.

Cold blast charcoal-fired iron furnaces like Hopewell Furnace were in operation in Pennsylvania as early as 1720. Between 1832 and 1840, 32 such furnaces were built in the state. The U.S. census of 1840 recorded 212 charcoal-fired furnaces operating in Pennsylvania that year.