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Near Albright in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Iron Furnace

 
 
Old Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
1. Old Iron Furnace Marker
Inscription. Built by Harrison Hagans in 1852. This furnace and others were used to cast iron in frontier days. Early castings were made here for the Brandonville stove used by the early settlers west of the Ohio River.
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 31.714′ N, 79° 37.99′ W. Marker is near Albright, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on North Preston Highway (West Virginia Route 26) 2.7 miles north of Albright, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. It is 9½ miles south of the Route 26 exit on Interstate 68. Marker is in this post office area: Albright WV 26519, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Imagining an Iron Furnace in Operation (within shouting distance of this marker); Albright (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dunkard Bottom (approx. 4.8 miles away); “The Pines” (approx. 4.8 miles away); Price's Tavern (approx. 4.9 miles away); Preston County Courthouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); Kingwood (approx. 4.9 miles away); Dr. Loomis' Grave (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albright.
 
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Old Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
2. Old Iron Furnace Marker

 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Virginia Iron Furnace Sign, Roadside image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
3. Virginia Iron Furnace Sign, Roadside
It reads “Built 1847. Placed on National Registry of Historic Places 1999. Project of the Preston County Historical Society.” The stonework of the furnace can be seen on the left. The top of the furnace, where the raw materials were loaded, is parallel with the road, which is off-frame on the right.
Walkway Down to the Furnace image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
4. Walkway Down to the Furnace
This is across the road from the marker. A pull-off is available for parking. The stone furnace can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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