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Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Iron and Industry

 
 
Iron and Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. Iron and Industry Marker
Inscription. The raw materials for the smelting of iron were all found here: lime from oyster shells, bog ore from the swamp, charcoal from burned trees. A circular kiln, 10 feet across and lined with baked clay, sat over a pit with an air vent to the surface. Metal objects and bits of worked iron suggest a forge nearby.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park.
 
Location. 37° 12.559′ N, 76° 46.603′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Colonial Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the "New Towne" section of the Historic Jamestown unit of Colonial National Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Place of Work (here, next to this marker); Pitch and Tar Swamp (a few steps from this marker); Governor Harvey’s House 1630s (within shouting distance of this marker); Tradesmen on Governor Harvey’s Lot 1630s (within shouting distance of this marker); Swann’s Tavern 1670s (within shouting distance of this marker);
Markers at Historic Jamestowne image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Markers at Historic Jamestowne
Several markers are found at this location. The Iron and Industry marker is to the left in the photo.
Foundations at Jamestown (within shouting distance of this marker); Jamestown Tercentenary Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Efforts to Build a Town 1660-1699 (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Jamestowne. Colonial National Historic Park from National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Historic Jamestowne. Historic Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The site is jointly administered by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. (Submitted on March 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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