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Gambles Hill in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tredegar Iron Works

 
 
Tredegar Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 24, 2010
1. Tredegar Iron Works Marker
Inscription.  "The industrial economy of the South once revolved around a few acres of land in the Capital of the Confederacy."Giles Cromwell, Historian, 1992

"It is doubtful whether an abler business man than General Anderson ever lived in this state." Richmond Times, 1892

"The mechanic arts are the poor man's inheritance." Tredegar Workers, 1847

Across the canal stands the Tredegar Iron Works, which, with the Armory that once stood beside it, was the greatest industrial complex in the South. Run by Joseph Reid Anderson, the Iron Works, with a work force of immigrants and free and enslaved Blacks, produced up to half of all the armaments used in the Confederate war effort.
 
Erected by Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1992.
 
Location. 37° 32.085′ N, 77° 26.617′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. It is in Gambles Hill. Marker can be reached from
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the intersection of South 7th Street and Tredegar Street. This marker is on the Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk on Brown's Island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Potterfield Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Canal Walk / Historic Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Ordnance Lab Explosion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three Days in April 1865 (about 300 feet away); Haxall Headgates (about 300 feet away); Belle Isle (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Tredegar Iron Works (about 400 feet away); John Jasper (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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Tredegar Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 24, 2010
2. Tredegar Iron Works Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Apr. 24, 2024