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Our History

Dating back more than three centuries, Vincent Forge Estate has a rich history that predates the Revolutionary War.

A Modest Beginning

In 1700, a German man by the name of William Davies built a two-story stone cottage with a small porch on the banks of French Creek. The Davies family had a large inglenook fireplace in the living area downstairs for cooking and smoking meats, and they slept upstairs on the second floor. 

 

The iron industry began taking off in the French Creek Valley and by the mid-18th century, Pennsylvania became the leading iron-producing colony. The Davies set up a modest iron forge in 1759 with two hammers, powered by the fast-flowing and easily dammed creek right in their own backyard. 

Click the links below for my historical information about the mansion. 

Vincent Forge Wikipedia page
National Register of Historical Places
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