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Tredegar Iron Works

 
 
Tredegar Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 24, 2010
1. Tredegar Iron Works Marker
Inscription. "The industrial economy of the South once revolved around a few acres of land in the Capital of the Confederacy."Giles Cromwell, Historian, 1992

"It is doubtful whether an abler business man than General Anderson ever lived in this state." Richmond Times, 1892

"The mechanic arts are the poor man's inheritance." Tredegar Workers, 1847

Across the canal stands the Tredegar Iron Works, which, with the Armory that once stood beside it, was the greatest industrial complex in the South. Run by Joseph Reid Anderson, the Iron Works, with a work force of immigrants and free and enslaved Blacks, produced up to half of all the armaments used in the Confederate war effort.
 
Erected by Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk.
 
Location. 37° 32.085′ N, 77° 26.617′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 7th Street and Tredegar Street. Click for map. This marker is on the Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk on Brown's Island. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canal Walk / Historic Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Ordnance Lab Explosion
Tredegar Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 24, 2010
2. Tredegar Iron Works Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three Days in April 1865 (about 300 feet away); Haxall Headgates (about 300 feet away); Belle Isle (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Tredegar Iron Works (about 400 feet away); John Jasper (about 400 feet away); Confederate Laboratory (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
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Categories. African AmericansIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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