Accokeek Iron Furnace

Accokeek Iron Furnace (HMTT)

Location: Stafford, VA 22554 Stafford County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 26.136', W 77° 27.031'

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The Principio Company constructed the Accokeek Iron Furnace nearby about 1726 on land leased from Augustine Washington (father of George Washington), who became a partner. After Washington's death in 1743, his son Lawrence inherited his interest in the company and the furnace. When he in turn died ten years later, his share descended first to his brother Augustine Washington Jr. and later to William Augustine Washington. The archaeological site is a rare example of an 18th-century Virginia industrial enterprise. It includes the furnace location, the wheel pit and races, a retaining wall made of slag, an extensive slag dump, and mine pits.
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HM NumberHMTT
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Marker NumberE-49
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:23am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286115 N 4256991
Decimal Degrees38.43560000, -77.45051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 26.136', W 77° 27.031'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 26' 8.16" N, 77° 27' 1.86" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 550 Courthouse Rd, Stafford VA 22554, US
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