Falling Creek Ironworks

Falling Creek Ironworks (HMAFQ)

Location: Richmond, VA 23234
Country: United States of America

N 37° 26.289', W 77° 26.324'

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Nearby on Falling Creek is the first ironworks in English North America. It was established by the Virginia Company to supply iron for the colony and for export to England. Construction began in 1619. The works, including a blast furnace, were completed under ironmaster John Berkeley and production began late in 1621 or early in 1622. The facility was destroyed and almost everyone there (twenty-seven people) was killed during the 22 Mar. 1622 Indian attacks coordinated by Chief Opechancanough that struck this and various other English settlements. There were three other unsuccessful 17th-century attempts to restart the ironworks.
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HM NumberHMAFQ
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Marker NumberS 4
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 2:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284245 N 4146271
Decimal Degrees37.43815000, -77.43873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.289', W 77° 26.324'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 17.34" N, 77° 26' 19.44" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6305 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond VA 23234, US
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