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Near Smith Hill in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bristol Iron Works

 
 
Bristol Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. Bristol Iron Works Marker
Inscription. On the river a short distance south is the site of the Bristol Iron Works, which were projected by John King and Company, of Bristol, England, and established in 1721 by John Tayloe, John Lomax and associates. The works, which were on the Foxall’s mill property owned in 1670 by Major Underwood, were in operation in 1729 and later.
 
Erected 1935 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number J-64.)
 
Location. 38° 10.949′ N, 77° 2.61′ W. Marker is near Smith Hill, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Kings Highway (Virginia Route 3) and Claymont Road (County Route 634), on the right when traveling east on Kings Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. King George County / Westmoreland County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles B. Smith (approx. 2.3 miles away); History at Oak Grove (approx. 2.4 miles away); Westmoreland Association (approx. 2.4 miles away); Punishing the Nanzattico Indians
Bristol Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Bristol Iron Works Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Birthplace of Monroe (approx. 5 miles away); James Monroe (approx. 5 miles away); Birthplace of James Monroe (approx. 5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The river referenced on the marker’s inscription is the Rappahannock River.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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