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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces series list.
 
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
Rock Run Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, March 13, 2018
2. Rock Run Furnace Marker
29. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piedmont AL 36272, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Bluffton (approx. 3 miles away); Spring Garden (approx. 5.1 miles away); Carmel Presbyterian Church (approx. 6˝ miles away); Ladiga Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 6.7 miles away); Cherokee County's Paul Revere (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad (approx. 9.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.9 miles away); Cross Plains - Piedmont (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Garden.
 
Commissary image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, March 13, 2018
3. Commissary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 29 times this year. 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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