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

The Tredegar Iron Works

 
 
The Tredegar Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 8, 2009
1. The Tredegar Iron Works Marker
Inscription.
The Tredegar Iron Works
Founded 1836
Made for the Confederate Government
1861-1865
The greater part of the cannon and
projectiles produced in the southern
states and the wrought iron armor of
the frigate
Merrimac-Virginia
This tablet is placed at the request
of the
Confederate Memorial Literary Society
A.D. 1910

 
Erected 1910 by Confederate Memorial Literary Society.
 
Location. 37° 32.138′ N, 77° 26.697′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Tredegar Street 0.1 miles west of South 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Enterprise and Iron (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gun Foundry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tredegar Iron Works (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
Tredegar Office Building image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 8, 2009
2. Tredegar Office Building
(within shouting distance of this marker); Company Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Toledo 1000-ton Press (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Reid Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. (Submitted on November 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on November 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Tredegar Iron Works. National Park Service (Submitted on November 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Tredegar steam powered water pump in Belize image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 10, 2016
3. Tredegar steam powered water pump in Belize
As an example of the Tredegar Iron Works' reach, this steam pump was used at a Belize sugar mill, ca. 1863.

An interpretive panel inside of the Serpon Sugar Mill, Stann Creek, Belize reads:
Tredegar Engine
This small engine was manufactured by Tredegar Iron Works; an early American iron works company that built steam engines. The main function of the Tredegar Engine was to pump the huge volume of water from the river that was required to run the everyday operation of the mill.
The Tredegar Engine Works water pump at Serpon Sugar Mill, Belize image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 10, 2016
4. The Tredegar Engine Works water pump at Serpon Sugar Mill, Belize
J. R. Anderson & Co.
Richmond, Va.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 705 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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