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Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Neabsco Iron Works

 
 
Neabsco Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 24, 2007
1. Neabsco Iron Works Marker
Inscription. Situated along the nearby Neabsco Creek, the Neabsco Iron Works began operation by 1737. Directed by John Tayloe of Richmond County and succeeding family members, the ironworks evolved into a multifaceted antebellum industrial plantation, which included such activities as shipbuilding, milling, smithing, leatherworking, farming, and shoemaking. The complex became an important supplier of raw materials for weaponry during the American Revolution. The Neabsco Iron Works operation ended about 1828, after the death of John Tayloe III, when his sons sold most of the remaining Neabsco lands.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-58.)
 
Location. 38° 36.522′ N, 77° 17.425′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Neabsco Road (County Route 610) and Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west on Neabsco Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Winter Camps ( approx. mile away); Leesylvania ( approx. mile away); Rippon Lodge ~ Neabsco Creek
Neabsco Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 24, 2007
2. Neabsco Iron Works Marker
Photograph is taken from Neabsco Road, facing West toward Jefferson Davis Highway.
( approx. 0.8 miles away); Rippon Lodge ~ Latrobe's View ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Dumfries Rest Area ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Neabsco Mills Ironworks ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Freedom High School Sundial Memorial ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Potomac Path ( approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
More about this marker. The Iron Works mentioned on this marker are also referenced in nearby markers, “Events Along Neabsco Creek”, “Leesylvania”, and “Neabsco Mills Ironworks.”
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,858 times since then and 149 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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