Alliance Furnace

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Alliance Furnace
Alliance Furnace.jpg
Ruins of the furnace
Alliance Furnace is located in Pennsylvania
Alliance Furnace
Alliance Furnace is located in the US
Alliance Furnace
Location Off Township 568 at Jacobs Creek, northeast of Perryopolis, Perry Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°6′45″N 79°43′3″W / 40.11250°N 79.71750°W / 40.11250; -79.71750Coordinates: 40°6′45″N 79°43′3″W / 40.11250°N 79.71750°W / 40.11250; -79.71750
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1789
Architectural style Other, Iron furnace
MPS Iron and Steel Resources of Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference # 91001130[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 6, 1991
Designated PHMC November 22, 1946[2]

Alliance Furnace, also known as Jacob's Creek Furnace and Alliance Iron Works, is a historic iron furnace located at Perry Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1789, and is a stone structure measuring 25 feet square and 15 feet high. Also on the property is a charcoal house measuring 40 feet by 25 feet by 20 feet. It was built as a blast furnace, placed in blast in 1792 and closed in 1802.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Diane B. Reed (April 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Alliance Furnace" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-23.