Rock Run Furnace

Rock Run Furnace (HM2610)

Location: Piedmont, AL 36272 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 1.695', W 85° 29.623'

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Put into blast on June 1, 1874, the furnace would change ownership two times prior to being purchased by the Bass Foundry and Machine Co. of Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1880. A rail spur was built from the furnace to Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad at Pleasant Gap. Much of the iron was sent north to be used in the manufacturing of rail car wheels. After almost 54 years of continuous operation, the furnace was blown out on Christmas Eve 1928. Dismantling began immediately. The Commissary and a few employee houses are all that remain today.
HM NumberHM2610
Placed ByCherokee County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 639061 N 3766311
Decimal Degrees34.02825000, -85.49371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.695', W 85° 29.623'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 41.7" N, 85° 29' 37.38" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6686 County Rd 29, Piedmont AL 36272, US
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