Spotswood's Furnace
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member theroths3
N 38° 17.540 W 077° 34.436
18S E 274897 N 4241385
Quick Description: Ancient irons furnace established by Alexander Spotswood
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2007 7:54:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM1X22
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 74

Long Description:
Four miles north, on this side road, is the site of an ancient iron furnace established about 1716 by Governor Alexander Spotswood, the first fully equipped iron furnace in the colonies. Iron was hauled along this road to the Rappahannock River for shipment. Willaim Byrd visited the furnace in 1732 and described it.
Marker Number: J-42

Marker Title: Spotswood's Furnace

Marker Location: Route 3 W

County or Independent City: Spotsylvania

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Conservation & Development Commission, 1930.

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