CLINTONVILLE

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Industry & Commerce
Location
1290 NY-9N, Keeseville, NY 12924, USA
Lat/Long
44.466807, -73.576819
Grant Recipient
Anderson Falls Heritage Society
Historic Marker

CLINTONVILLE

Inscription

CLINTONVILLE
PROMINENT FOR IRON INDUSTRY,
ONE OF REGION’S LARGEST
BLOOMERY FORGES 1833-1890.
USED ORE FROM ARNOLD HILL,
PALMER HILL AND WINTER MINE.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2019

The hamlet of Clintonville is located on the Au Sable River, a short distance from Lake Champlain. A once-bustling industrial community, from 1833 to 1890 it was home to the Peru Steel & Iron Company. Powered by the river and using locally sourced iron ore from Arnold Hill, Palmer Hill, and the Winter mines, Peru Iron specialized in the production of wrought iron and anchors. At its height the company possessed one of the region’s largest bloomery forges until the 1890s, when it ceased operation. Little evidence exists today of Clintonville’s former industry.