Valley Furnace in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Erected 1965 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 39° 11.77′ N, 79° 52.017′ W. Marker is in Valley Furnace, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is on State Highway 38, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moatsville WV 26405, 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. Randolph County / Tucker County (approx. 8˝ miles away); Seneca TrailSt. George (approx. 9 miles away); Barbour County Korean War Memorial (approx. 9.7 miles away); Philippi (approx. 9.7 miles away); Barbour County War Memorial (approx. 9.7 miles away); a different marker also named Philippi (approx. 9.7 miles away); Barbour County Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Antebellum Iron Works in Western Virginia. Photo of the furnace ruins in better days, plus a detailed look at the iron industry in the state. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 876 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.