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Danbury in Stokes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Moratock Furnace

 
 
Moratock Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
1. Moratock Furnace Marker
Inscription.  
Smelting furnace built
by Nathaniel Moody in
1843. It supplied iron
to Confederacy, 1862 -
1865. Stands 3/10 mi. NE.

 
Erected 1992 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number J 98.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces series list.
 
Location. 36° 24.464′ N, 80° 12.103′ W. Marker is in Danbury, North Carolina, in Stokes County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 89) and Shepherd Mill Road, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Marker is located in front of the Danbury General Store. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danbury NC 27016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gabriel Moore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moratock Iron Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stoneman’s Raid (approx. ¼ mile away); Stokes County World War I Monument (approx. ¼ mile away);
Danbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
2. Danbury Marker
Stokes County Troops C.S.A (approx. ¼ mile away); Stack-Bickett Law Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Moody Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lewis David von Schweinitz (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danbury.
 
Moratock Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
3. Moratock Furnace Marker
Moratock Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
4. Moratock Furnace
Union Gen. George Stoneman disabled this charcoal furnace during his April 1865 Raid of North Carolina. The remains still stand a short distance from the marker.
Moratock Furnace Remains image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
5. Moratock Furnace Remains
This charcoal blast furnace used charcoal from local trees and local iron ore to produce pig iron and cast iron for the Confederacy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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