Rockhill or Rockhill Furnace
Rockhill is located in southern Huntingdon County at 40°14′35″N 77°54′2″W (40.242927, -77.900433). It sits on the southwest side of Blacklog Creek, across from its neighbor, the borough of Orbisonia. It is bordered to the west by 920-foot-high (280 m) Saddle Back Ridge. Pennsylvania Route 994 passes through Rockhill, ending to the north in Orbisonia at U.S. Route 522 and leading southwest 6 miles (10 km) to Three Springs.
The narrow-gauge East Broad Top Railroad was constructed through the community in 1873. Rockhill was selected as the location of the railroad's maintenance facility. The parent company Rockhill Iron and Coal located their dual-stack coke-fired iron furnace here. Rockhill as it exists today was created by the coal company and the railroad as a support community for their infrastructure.
The iron furnace shut down for the last time in 1907, and the railroad became the primary employer. The EBT shut down in 1956, but a portion from Rockhill north to Shirleysburg was reactivated in 1960 as a tourist operation.
The Friends of the East Broad Top, Inc. and the new owners of the East Broad Top Railroad have been working to provide rehabilitation to the facilities in Rockhill. Tours inside the East Broad Top shop complex will soon be added as the work progresses.
The Rockhill Trolley Museum is also located in Rockhill and gives tours during the summer months, as well as special holiday events.
The pictures are of Rockhill and surrounding area
The pictures featured below are mostly from the Jackson Township Historical Preservation. They so graciously allowed the Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable permission to use their collections.