Low Moor Iron Company Coke Ovens

Low Moor Iron Company Coke Ovens (HM1KWD)

Location: Clifton Forge, VA 24422 Alleghany County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 47.618', W 79° 53.071'

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Here stand the earliest coke ovens of the Low Moor Iron Company (organized 1873). The ovens converted coal to coke to fuel the company's blast furnace. The company built more than a hundred such ovens in 1881. By 1923 the Low Moor Iron Company employed 1,600 workers in Virginia and West Virginia, could produce 75 tons of foundry iron a day, and supported the company town of Low Moor. The last survivor among Alleghany County's once-thriving ironworks, the company closed in 1926.
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HM NumberHM1KWD
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Marker NumberD-33
Year Placed1991
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 598211 N 4183504
Decimal Degrees37.79363333, -79.88451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.618', W 79° 53.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 37.08" N, 79° 53' 4.26" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near State Rte F-205, Clifton Forge VA 24422, US
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