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Near Clifton Forge in Alleghany County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lucy Selina Furnace

 
 
Lucy Selina Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
1. Lucy Selina Furnace Marker
Inscription. This furnace was built in 1827 by ironmasters John Jordan and John Irvine and was named for their wives. During the Civil War, iron produced here was used in the manufacture of Confederate Munitions.
 
Erected 1962 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number L 5.)
 
Location. 37° 48.509′ N, 79° 41.172′ W. Marker is near Clifton Forge, Virginia, in Alleghany County. Marker is at the intersection of Longdale Furnace Road (Virginia Route 269) and Iron Ore Lane, on the right when traveling west on Longdale Furnace Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton Forge VA 24422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alleghany County / Rockbridge County (approx. 5.5 miles away); Douthat State Park (approx. 6 miles away); Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.5 miles away); Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 9.5 miles away); Oakland Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.5 miles away); a different marker also named Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 9.5 miles away); Low Moor Iron Company Coke Ovens (approx. 10.9 miles away); Fort Dickinson (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Longdale Furnace Road (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. Longdale Furnace Road (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 13 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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