Near Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of First Iron Foundry in America
Iron Foundry in America
Established in 1619
Erected 1924 by Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1619.
Location. 37° 26.339′ N, 77° 26.347′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.4 miles Chippenham Parkway, in the median. This marker is located at the Falling Creek Wayside. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Davis Highway (a few steps from this marker); Falling Creek Stone Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Warwick (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Falling Creek Ironworks (about 300 feet away); Natural History (about 500 feet away); Historic Village of Bensley (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Natural History (about 500 feet away); Iron Furnace Overlook (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . The Falling Creek Ironworks Foundation. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,818 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 3. submitted on January 12, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.