OXFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) -This year is the 281st year since the historic furnace in Oxford Township was built by Jonathan Robeson.
The furnace ran, with a few years of down time, from 1741 when construction began until 1884 when it was blasted out for the final time. It is one of the three original colonial furnaces and the only to be built near the mines.
Today, the Furnace stands as a monument to early iron manufacturing and is one of the last vestiges of Oxford’s industrial past.
The new interpretive panel, unveiled this morning at the historic furnace, includes a QR code to take visitors to the Bicentennial Cultural & Heritage website, where it describes the history of the Furnace.