Place:Robesonia, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameRobesonia
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.352°N 76.137°W
Located inBerks, Pennsylvania, United States
Also located inHeidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States    
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Robesonia is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,061 at the 2010 census. The majority of the area's population resides out of the borough boundaries. Once famous for its iron furnaces (circa 1794-1927), the town was founded in 1855 by Henry P. Robeson, who had acquired existing iron manufacturing operations and founded the Robesonia Iron Company in 1845. The town is now supported by large industry. Several of the largest employers include Associated Wholesalers, Inc., a food distributor, Magnatech International, and Snap-On Tools. The town is also famous for its Pennsylvania German-style pottery, also sometimes called redware. The Robesonia area is served by the Conrad Weiser Area School District and Conrad Weiser High School.

The Robesonia Furnace Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

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