Near Lynchburg in Campbell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-150.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1768.
Location. 37° 22.559′ N, 79° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Athos (approx. 1.6 miles away); Buffalo Lick Plantation (approx. 2.8 miles away); Megginson Rosenwald School (approx. 3½ miles away); Concord Depot (approx. 4.3 miles away); Appomattox County / Campbell County (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lynchburg Defenses (approx. 4.8 miles away); Col. Vincent W. “Squeek” Burnett (approx. 4.9 miles away); Chestnut Hill (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a late 1920s marker with the same title and number that read “Across the stream stood Oxford Furnace, conducted in the Revolution by James Calloway to supply military materials. Iron mines were near by. The furnace was operated until 1875, the mill until 1900.”
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,231 times since then and 192 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.