Mountain Brook in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Wallace S. McElwain / Irondale Furnace Ruins
Erected 1993 by Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society / Memory of Elmer C Thuston.
Location. Touch for map. Stone River Road is off of Old Leeds Road. From Interstate 20 at Exit 135 the Old Leeds Road Exit, travel south on Old Leeds Road for 4.16 miles. Turn right onto Stone River Road, the marker is located on the left at the foot of a bridge about 0.8 miles after making the turn from of Old Leeds Road. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oldest House In Shades Valley / Irondale Furnace Commissary (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alabama Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mountain Brook (approx. 1.7 miles away); Canterbury United Methodist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Forest Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); Robert Jemison, Jr. (1878-1974) / The Old Mill (1927) (approx. 2.6 miles away); King's Spring (approx. 2.7 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain Brook.
More about this marker. The marker stands at the entrance to the Irondale Furnace Park. A trail leads to the furnace site about a quarter of mile walk from the marker.
Also see . . .
1. Descendants of Wallace Scott McElwain. In depth story of the life and the businesses of Wallace McElwain. (Submitted on January 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Irondale Furnace History from the Alabama Ironworks Source Book. (Submitted on January 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,825 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.