Near McCalla in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Tannehill Furnaces began as a
small forge in 1830. During the
War Between the States (1861-1865)
these furnaces were a major
supplier of iron and munitions
for the Confederacy. When
partially destroyed by Union
troops on March 31, 1865, they
were producing more than
20 tons of pig iron daily
for the arsenal at Selma.
This marker is dedicated to
the valiant men and women
who served the Confederacy
in this area.
Placed by the Alabama Division
United Daughters of The Confederacy.
Mrs. John H. Curry, President.
C. S. A.
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“The war being at an end,
I believe it to be the duty
of everyone to unite in the
restoration of the Country
and the establishment of
peace and harmony…”
Robert E. Lee
Marker series. This marker is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 33° 14.965′ N, 87° 4.144′ W. Marker is near McCalla, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Parkway. Marker is located in the Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park close to the bathrooms in front of the two cannons. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12632 Confederate Parkway, Mc Calla AL 35111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eighth Iowa Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Fowler House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blower House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pipe DL & CO 1889 (about 600 feet away); Bessemer Sewer System (about 600 feet away); "Hot Pot", Ensley Works (about 600 feet away); Tannehill Ironworks (about 700 feet away); Civil War Site 1861-1865 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McCalla.
Also see . . . Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park's website. (Submitted on October 13, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 912 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 13, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.