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

Tredegar Iron Works

 
 
Tredegar Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 12, 2014
1. Tredegar Iron Works Marker
Inscription.  
Tredegar Iron Works
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark by
American Society for Metals

Chartered in 1837, Tredegar Iron Works was a major supplier of armament to the Confederacy during the Civil War. The foundry cast more than 1000 cannons for Lee's troops, and the rolling mills turned out heavy iron plates for Confederate naval vessels, including the Merrimac, the world's first armored warship.

 
Erected 1976 by American Society for Metals.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the ASM International Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. 37° 32.114′ N, 77° 26.684′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Tredegar Street, 0.1 miles west of South 5th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Tredegar Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 12, 2014
2. Tredegar Iron Works Marker
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marker. Canal Walk / Historic Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gun Foundry (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Reid Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Tredegar Iron Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Enterprise and Iron (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cupola Furnace and Foundry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tredegar Iron Works (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southern Firepower (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Tredegar Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 12, 2014
3. Tredegar Iron Works Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 700 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 19, 2022