Oliphant Furnace, Pennsylvania

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Oliphant Furnace
Unincorporated community
Oliphant Furnace is located in Pennsylvania
Oliphant Furnace
Oliphant Furnace
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°50′32″N 79°43′33″W / 39.84222°N 79.72583°W / 39.84222; -79.72583Coordinates: 39°50′32″N 79°43′33″W / 39.84222°N 79.72583°W / 39.84222; -79.72583
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Elevation 1,201 ft (366 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1182970[1]

Oliphant Furnace is an unincorporated community and coal town in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The town began as a mining community which grew up around the cokeworks which bore the name "Oliphant Furnace" in the 1870s. Other towns with "Furnace" in the name can be found in the region.

Several original saltbox houses which were built by the mining companies can still be found in town, as well as the ruins of the cokeworks just outside of town.

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