Furnace Hill

Furnace Hill (HMIX6)

Location: Sheffield, AL 35660 Colbert County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 45.558', W 87° 42.48'

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Center of Industry for new town of Sheffield. Five blast furnaces with 75 ft stacks build 1886~1895 1/2 mile west. Promoted by E. W. Cole and E. Ensley. Iron ore and limestone from Franklin Co., coke from Walker Co. and Virginia used. Hattie Ensley Furnace, most successful, produced 221 tons pig iron daily. Iron barged down Tennessee River. Furnaces operated by Sloss ~ Sheffield Iron & Steel Co until 1927.
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HM NumberHMIX6
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByJim Walter Corp., U.S. Steel Corp., and American Chemical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 435204 N 3846579
Decimal Degrees34.75930000, -87.70800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 45.558', W 87° 42.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 45' 33.48" N, 87° 42' 28.80" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-398 W 20th Ct, Sheffield AL 35660, US
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