Hunter's Iron Works

Hunter's Iron Works (HM15T)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Country: United States of America

N 38° 20.23', W 77° 29.135'

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Located south of here on the Rappahannock River, stood Hunter's Iron Works, founded by James Hunter and was in operation by the 1750s. With the outbreak of the American Revolution, the Rappahannock Forge there supplied the Continental army and navy with muskets, swords, and other armaments and camp implements. Due to its wartime significance, Gov. Thomas Jefferson ordered special military protection for the complex. The ironworks contained a blast furnace, forge, slitting, merchant, and other mills, nailery, coopers', carpenters', and wheelwright shops and houses for the managers and workmen. Some of the buildings may have been used for other purposes into the 19th century: none survive today.
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HM NumberHM15T
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Marker NumberE-116
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 2:07pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282759 N 4246149
Decimal Degrees38.33716667, -77.48558333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.23', W 77° 29.135'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 13.80" N, 77° 29' 8.10" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-359 Olde Forge Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22405, US
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