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Bloomery in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Iron Furnaces

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 16, 2012
1. Iron Furnaces Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Mayberry agreed in 1742 to erect iron furnaces on the property of William Vestal. Here ore was mined and iron produced for the first time west of the Blue Ridge. Washington visited the iron furnaces here in 1760.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists.
 
Location. 39° 15.282′ N, 77° 49.152′ W. Marker is in Bloomery, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Charles Town Rd (West Virginia Route 9) and John Ressler Road on Charles Town Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thornton Tayloe Perry / Thornton Tayloe Perry II (approx. 2.4 miles away); Happy Retreat (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of the Execution of John Brown (approx. 2.9 miles away); John Brown Scaffold
Iron Furnaces image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 16, 2012
2. Iron Furnaces
(approx. 2.9 miles away); John Brown Hanging Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); Keyes Gap (approx. 3 miles away); Freedom's Call (approx. 3 miles away); Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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