Mahoning Furnace, Pennsylvania

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mahoning Furnace, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Mahoning Furnace is located in Pennsylvania
Mahoning Furnace
Mahoning Furnace
Coordinates: 40°56′45″N 79°21′51″W / 40.94583°N 79.36417°W / 40.94583; -79.36417Coordinates: 40°56′45″N 79°21′51″W / 40.94583°N 79.36417°W / 40.94583; -79.36417
CountryUnited States
879 ft (268 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1200799[1]

Mahoning Furnace is an unincorporated community in Mahoning Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1][2][3] The community is located on Pennsylvania Route 28 south-southwest of New Bethlehem near Mahoning creek.


Mahoning Furnace is the location where a steam, cold-blast, charcoal furnace, was erected by Alexander and John A. Colwell in the summer of 1845.[4] A post office called Mahoning Furnace was established in 1877 and remained in operation until 1886.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Mahoning Furnace". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "MG-218, Photograph Collection". Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  3. ^ "Page 1, A GUIDE TO THE OLD STONE BLAST FURNACES IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA". The Pennsylvania State University.
  4. ^ Robert Walter Smith. "History of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Chapter 15". Chicago : Waterman, Watkins. 1883. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 November 2018.