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Danbury in Stokes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Moratock Furnace

 
 
Moratock Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
1. Moratock Furnace Marker
Inscription.
Smelting furnace built
by Nathaniel Moody in
1843. It supplied iron
to Confederacy, 1862 -
1865. Stands 3/10 mi. NE.

 
Erected 1992 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number J 98.)
 
Location. 36° 24.464′ N, 80° 12.103′ W. Marker is in Danbury, North Carolina, in Stokes County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (North Carolina Route 89) and Shepherd Mill Road, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Danbury General Store. Marker is in this post office area: Danbury NC 27016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gabriel Moore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moratock Iron Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stoneman’s Raid (approx. ¼ mile away); Stokes County World War I Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Stokes County Troops C.S.A (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stack-Bickett Law Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moody Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lewis David von Schweinitz (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Danbury.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Danbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
2. Danbury Marker
Moratock Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
3. Moratock Furnace Marker
Moratock Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
4. Moratock Furnace
Union Gen. George Stoneman disabled this charcoal furnace during his April 1865 Raid of North Carolina. The remains still stand a short distance from the marker.
Moratock Furnace Remains image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
5. Moratock Furnace Remains
This charcoal blast furnace used charcoal from local trees and local iron ore to produce pig iron and cast iron for the Confederacy.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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