Fredericksville Furnace

Fredericksville Furnace (HM14FU)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22551 Spotsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 5.338', W 77° 47.227'

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Charles Chiswell established the iron-making community of Fredericksville near this point of Douglas Run, a tributary of the North Anna River. The furnace had been in blast for about five years when William Byrd in 1732 toured the site in the company of Chiswell and his iron-master, Robert Durham. An archaeological investigation of the furnace was financed by Virginia Electric and Power Company in 1970.
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HM NumberHM14FU
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Marker NumberEM-1
Year Placed1971
Placed ByVirginia Historic Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 12:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 255571 N 4219355
Decimal Degrees38.08896667, -77.78711667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 5.338', W 77° 47.227'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 5' 20.28" N, 77° 47' 13.62" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5061-5069 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22551, US
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