Near Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of First Iron Foundry in America
Iron Foundry in America
Established in 1619
Erected 1924 by Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
Location. 37° 26.339′ N, 77° 26.347′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.4 miles from Chippenham Parkway, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located at the Falling Creek Wayside. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23234, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warwick (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Falling Creek Ironworks (about 300 feet away); Falling Creek Iron Works (about 500 feet away); Ampthill Estate (approx. 0.8 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Drewry’s Bluff (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Beall (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Darling (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . The Falling Creek Ironworks Foundation. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce •
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