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Buchanan Furnace is located in Pennsylvania
Buchanan Furnace
Location in Pennsylvania
Buchanan Furnace is located in the United States
Buchanan Furnace
Location in the United States
Location Off Pennsylvania Route 378 at the Clarion River near Callensburg, Licking Township, Pennsylvania
Area less than one acre
Built 1844
Architectural style Iron furnace
MPS Iron and Steel Resources of Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP reference No. 91001129
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Added to NRHP September 06, 1991

The Buchanan Furnace is a historic iron furnace located in Licking Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1844, and is a cold blast charcoal furnace measuring 30 feet by 33 feet at the base and 33 feet tall. It had a maximum production of 1,200 tons per year and was abandoned in 1858 because of a lack of timber to be used as fuel.

Thirty-one iron furnaces were built in Clarion County, mostly from 1840-1850. They supplied the region as well as the Pittsburgh rolling mills.

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

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