—Falling Creek Ironworks Park —This is the location of the first iron furnace established in the New World, started in 1619 and completed in 1622. Iron ore had been extracted from James River outcrops as early as 1608, and these samples were shipped to England. The Virginia Company of London had aspirations of expanding trade, exploiting the natural resources of this region and establishing the ﬁrst system of private land ownership.
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|Placed By||Falling Creek Ironworks Foundation, Chesterfield Heritage Alliance|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284314 N 4146258|
|Decimal Degrees||37.43805000, -77.43795000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 26.283', W 77° 26.277'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 26' 16.98" N, 77° 26' 16.62" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6407 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond VA 23234, US|
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