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Dublin in Pulaski County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New River Ordnance Plant

 
 
New River Ordnance Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Miller, November 7, 2018
1. New River Ordnance Plant Marker
Inscription.  Just south of here stood the New River Ordnance Plant, or Dublin Bagging Plant, a World War II facility established primarily for the bagging of propellant used for firing artillery shells. Construction of the plant, designed and operated by the Hercules Powder Company, begin in Feb. 1941 on nearly 4,000 acres of former farmland. Thousands of employees, many of them women, manufactured bags, loaded them with powder, waterproofed artillery propellants, and made cannon flash reducers. The plant shipped nearly 144,000 tons of powder before being declared surplus in 1945. Portions of the property were sold, while about 2,800 acres later became part of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-284.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1941.
 
Location. 37° 6.344′ N, 80° 40.304′ W.
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Marker is in Dublin, Virginia, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of Bagging Plant Road (Virginia Route 617) and Dunlap Road, on the left when traveling north on Bagging Plant Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dublin VA 24084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Veterans (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II Home Front (approx. 1.2 miles away); New Dublin Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Cloyd's Mountain (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Cloyd's Farm (approx. 2 miles away); Rearguard Action (approx. 2 miles away); Water Works — 1870 (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Court House (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dublin.
 
New River Ordnance Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Miller, November 7, 2018
2. New River Ordnance Plant Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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