Mossy Creek

Mossy Creek (HMJF)

Location: Bridgewater, VA 22812 Augusta County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 21.479', W 79° 1.759'

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Colonists first settled Mossy Creek in the 1740s. Mossy Creek Iron Works was founded by 1775, when partners Henry Miller and Mark Bird began operating an iron furnace, forge, and mills here. The ironworks became an important industrial enterprise and produced pig iron and finished pieces that were sold throughout western Virginia. Bird sold his interest in the ironworks to Miller in 1779. A community grew up around the ironworks, which likely ceased operation during the Civil War. By 1852 the Mossy Creek Academy was established by Jedediah Hotchkiss, later the cartographer for Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The school remained in operation until about 1861.
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HM NumberHMJF
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Marker NumberD 40
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 4:40pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 672184 N 4247373
Decimal Degrees38.35798333, -79.02931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.479', W 79° 1.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 28.74" N, 79° 1' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5612 VA-42, Bridgewater VA 22812, US
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