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Low Moor in Alleghany County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Low Moor Iron Company Coke Ovens

 
 
Low Moor Iron Company Coke Ovens Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2015
1. Low Moor Iron Company Coke Ovens Marker
Inscription. Here stand the earliest coke ovens of the Low Moor Iron Company (organized 1873). The ovens converted coal to coke to fuel the company’s blast furnace. The company built more than a hundred such ovens in 1881. By 1923 the Low Moor Iron Company employed 1,600 workers in Virginia and West Virginia, could produce 75 tons of foundry iron a day, and supported the company town of Low Moor. The last survivor among Alleghany County’s once-thriving ironworks, the company closed in 1926.
 
Erected 1991 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number D-33.)
 
Location. 37° 47.618′ N, 79° 53.071′ W. Marker is in Low Moor, Virginia, in Alleghany County. Marker is on Winterbury Avenue NE (Road F-205) north of Exit 21 (Interstate 64), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. It is on the frontage road to I-64. Take Exit 21 north, away from Low Moor, then turn right. Marker is in this post office area: Low Moor VA 24457, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Oakland Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church
Low Moor Iron Company Coke Ovens Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2015
2. Low Moor Iron Company Coke Ovens Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Douthat State Park (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fort Young (approx. 6 miles away); The Road to the Kanawha (approx. 6.1 miles away); Falling Spring Falls (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Low Moor Iron Company - Historical Sketches. (Submitted on June 3, 2015.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 3 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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