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Sheffield in Colbert County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Furnace Hill

 
 
Furnace Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 17, 2009
1. Furnace Hill Marker
Inscription. Center of Industry for new town of Sheffield. Five blast furnaces with 75 ft stacks build 1886~1895 1/2 mile west. Promoted by E. W. Cole and E. Ensley. Iron ore and limestone from Franklin Co., coke from Walker Co. and Virginia used. Hattie Ensley Furnace, most successful, produced 221 tons pig iron daily. Iron barged down Tennessee River. Furnaces operated by Sloss ~ Sheffield Iron & Steel Co until 1927.
 
Erected 1976 by Jim Walter Corp., U.S. Steel Corp., and American Chemical Society.
 
Location. 34° 45.558′ N, 87° 42.48′ W. Marker is in Sheffield, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is at the intersection of W. 20th Street and W. 15th Street on W. 20th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 W 20th St, Sheffield AL 35660, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. half a mile away); History of Sheffield (approx. 0.6 miles away); Percy Sledge/Producer Quin Ivy (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Singing River Sculpture (approx. 0.6 miles away); Winston Cemetery (approx.
Barges are still heavily used to carry cargo on the Tennessee River. image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 27, 2009
2. Barges are still heavily used to carry cargo on the Tennessee River.
0.9 miles away); Sheffield Colored School/Sterling High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Village One (approx. 1.1 miles away); At This Well (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheffield.
 
Also see . . .  Local Chemist Will Pay Furnace Hill Workers Tribute. Article from Times Daily, Sunday Morning March 28 1976, page 4. (Submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,251 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2. submitted on September 14, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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