BLOOMERY FORGE

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Industry & Commerce
Location
45 Lower Rd, Keeseville, NY 12924, USA
Lat/Long
44.4655, -73.5750
Grant Recipient
Anderson Falls Heritage Society
Historic Marker

BLOOMERY FORGE

Inscription

BLOOMERY FORGE
CONTAINED 16 CHARCOAL-
FUELED FIRES, SMELTED ORE
AND MADE WROUGHT IRON
A HALF MILE DOWNSTREAM
FROM HERE, 1833-1890.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2019

Clintonville was a once-bustling industrial community and home of the Peru Steel and Iron Company from 1833-1890. Located along the banks of the Au Sable River, the Company’s bloomery forge was a large, rectangular, stone building, which featured 16 fires, making it one of the largest bloomery forges in the region. These fires were used to smelt iron ore and produce wrought iron until the 1890s.