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Trussville in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Trussville Furnace

1889-1919

 
 
Trussville Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 3, 2008
1. Trussville Furnace Marker
Inscription.  Operated on this site under the ownership of seven companies to produce foundry pig iron. Supplied pig iron during World War 1. Closed for the last time in the Spring of 1919. Dismantled in 1933, and the land sold in 1935 for a Federal Housing Project.
 
Erected 1981 by Alabama Historical Commission / Delia Truss Robert Estate.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces series list.
 
Location. 33° 37.758′ N, 86° 36.342′ W. Marker is in Trussville, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Parkway Drive and North Mall, in the median on Parkway Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Parkway Drive, Trussville AL 35173, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trussville, Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cahaba Project (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church of Trussville (approx. 0.6 miles
Trussville Furnace Marker & Site image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 21, 2009
2. Trussville Furnace Marker & Site
away); a different marker also named Trussville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Storehouse Burned By Federal Troops (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pioneer Massey Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Center Point, Alabama (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Clay Community (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trussville.
 
The 1938 Hewitt High School built on the site of the Trussville Furnace by the WPA image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 21, 2009
3. The 1938 Hewitt High School built on the site of the Trussville Furnace by the WPA
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,398 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 5, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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