Cornwall Furnace - Cedar Bluff, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
N 34° 14.880 W 085° 35.341
16S E 629926 N 3790554
Quick Description: Although General Sherman twice ordered this Confederate furnace destroyed, it stands today as one of the Southeast's best preserved furnace stacks.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2008 5:35:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM43DD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 37

Long Description:
The historic Cornwall Furnace was built by the Confederate States of America. In 1862, the 35-foot high furnace became the first to supply iron for the construction of Confederate cannons during the Civil War. It took a thousand men seven months to construct the furnace using limestone from the nearby Coosa River. Though General Sherman twice ordered the furnace destroyed in 1864, it still stands in its original location.

Located along Alabama's Weiss Lake, Cornwall Furnace was declared a National Historical site in 1972.

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