Monroe Furnace

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Monroe Furnace
Monroe Furnace ruins.jpg
Ruins of the foundations
Monroe Furnace is located in Pennsylvania
Monroe Furnace
Monroe Furnace is located in the US
Monroe Furnace
Location Junction of Pennsylvania Route 26 and Legislative Route 31076, 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of McAlevys Fort, Barree Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°41′43″N 77°53′41″W / 40.69528°N 77.89472°W / 40.69528; -77.89472Coordinates: 40°41′43″N 77°53′41″W / 40.69528°N 77.89472°W / 40.69528; -77.89472
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1847
Architectural style Other, Iron plantation
MPS Industrial Resources of Huntingdon County, 1780--1939 MPS
NRHP reference # 89001818[1]
Added to NRHP November 13, 1989

Monroe Furnace is a national historic district and historic iron furnace located at Barree Township in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. It consists of 1 contributing site and 1 contributing structure. They are the remains of the furnace stack, its immediate surroundings, and the visible foundation remains of 14 workers' houses. The furnace stack measures 30 feet square at the base and stands 20 feet tall. The furnace was established in 1846-1847 by General James Irvin. It was in operation until 1863. It is included in the Pennsylvania State University Experimental Forest.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Deborah L. Suciu (July 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Monroe Furnace" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-01.