Alleghany Iron for the ConfederacyYou are standing near the site of the Lucy Selina Furnace, which supplied the Confederacy with pig iron for the production of cannons, munitions, and rails during the Civil War. In 1827, two Scots-Irishmen, Col. John Jordan and John Irvine, built this charcoal-fired, cold-blast furnace on Simpson's Creek and named it after their wives, Lucy Jordan and Selina Irvine. The furnace remained in operation until 1852, when the new hot-blast furnace technology and the high cost of using charcoal instead of bituminous coal made it uneconomical to operate.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 616169 N 4185589|
|Decimal Degrees||37.81031667, -79.68026667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 48.619', W 79° 40.816'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 48' 37.14" N, 79° 40' 48.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6309 Longdale Furnace Rd, Clifton Forge VA 24422, US|
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