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Near Spring Garden in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rock Run Furnace

 
 
Rock Run Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, March 13, 2018
1. Rock Run Furnace Marker
Inscription. Put into blast on June 1, 1874, the furnace would change ownership two times prior to being purchased by the Bass Foundry and Machine Co. of Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1880. A rail spur was built from the furnace to Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad at Pleasant Gap. Much of the iron was sent north to be used in the manufacturing of rail car wheels. After almost 54 years of continuous operation, the furnace was blown out on Christmas Eve 1928. Dismantling began immediately. The Commissary and a few employee houses are all that remain today.
 
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces marker series.
 
Location. 34° 1.695′ N, 85° 29.623′ W. Marker is near Spring Garden, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 29 and County Route 45, on the right when traveling north on County Route 29. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piedmont AL 36272, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spring Garden (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad (approx. 9.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church
Rock Run Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, March 13, 2018
2. Rock Run Furnace Marker
(approx. 9.9 miles away); Cross Plains - Piedmont (approx. 9.9 miles away); Piedmont First United Methodist Church (approx. 9.9 miles away); Georgia School for the Deaf (approx. 10.7 miles away in Georgia); Garrett Cemetery (approx. 13.4 miles away); Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
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Commissary image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, March 13, 2018
3. Commissary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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