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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Iron Furnaces

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 16, 2012
1. Iron Furnaces Marker
Inscription. Thomas Mayberry agreed in 1742 to erect iron furnaces on the property of William Vestal. Here ore was mined and iron produced for the first time west of the Blue Ridge. Washington visited the iron furnaces here in 1760.
 
Location. 39° 15.282′ N, 77° 49.152′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Charles Town Rd (West Virginia Route 9) and John Ressler Road on Charles Town Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keyes Gap (was approx. 2.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Happy Retreat (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of the Execution of John Brown (approx. 2.9 miles away); John Brown Scaffold (approx. 2.9 miles away); John Brown Hanging Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); Freedom's Call (approx. 3 miles away); Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Major James Gibson (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
Iron Furnaces image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 16, 2012
2. Iron Furnaces
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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