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Longdale Furnace in Alleghany County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lucy Selina Furnace

 
 
Lucy Selina Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
1. Lucy Selina Furnace Marker
Inscription. This furnace was built in 1827 by ironmasters John Jordan and John Irvine and was named for their wives. During the Civil War, iron produced here was used in the manufacture of Confederate Munitions.
 
Erected 1962 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number L-5.)
 
Location. 37° 48.509′ N, 79° 41.172′ W. Marker is in Longdale Furnace, Virginia, in Alleghany County. Marker is at the intersection of Longdale Furnace Road (Virginia Route 269) and Iron Ore Lane, on the right when traveling west on Longdale Furnace Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton Forge VA 24422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Lucy Selina Furnace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Australia Furnace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alleghany County / Rockbridge County (approx. 5.5 miles away); Douthat State Park (approx. 6 miles away); Masonic Theatre (approx. 7.6 miles away); Captain James Hall (approx. 7.8 miles away); Oxford Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); C&O Railroad Shops (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longdale Furnace.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Longdale Furnace Road (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. Longdale Furnace Road (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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