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Wallace S. McElwain (1832-1882) - Mountain Brook, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 30.413 W 086° 43.597
16S E 525391 N 3707515
Quick Description: Wallace S. McElwain (1832-1882) Historical Marker, Mountain Brook, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2011 5:18:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMCZBH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 3

Long Description:
Historical marker honoring an iron industry pioneer in Jefferson County, AL. The marker is located on Stone River Road in Mountain Brook, AL. It was placed by the Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society.
Marker Name: Wallace S. McElwain (1832-1882)

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
McElwain trained in a gun factory in New York and in a foundry in Ohio before moving to Holly Springs, MS, where he operated Jones, McElwain and Company Iron Foundry. He was well know in the Southeast for beautiful cast iron designs which still adorn many buildings in New Orleans. After the Civil War began, he received the first order for the production of rifles and cannons from the Confederacy. He moved his operations to Jefferson County when Union forces approached Holly Springs. He died in Chattanooga, TN.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1993, replaced 2007

Marker Number: None

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