Round Mountain Iron Furance

Round Mountain Iron Furance (HM2KPP)

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N 34° 12.833', W 85° 41.317'

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Put into blast by noted Southern ironmaster Moses Stroup in 1852, the Round Mountain Furnace was the fourth oldest blast furnace in Alabama. It was the first furnace to make use of red fossiliferous iron ore.

Driven by steam power, it was an important source of Confederate iron during the Civil War for the Noble Brothers Foundry in Rome, Georgia and the C.S. Naval Gun Foundry at Selma, Alabama. During the war it was leased by the firm of Daugdrill & Creigher.

Twice attacked by federal troops led by Col. Abel D. Steight in 1863 and Maj. Gen. Francis B. Blair in 1864, it was rebuilt and enlarged in 1874 and 1888. The plant was permanently closed in December, 1906
Placed ByAlabama Historic Ironworks Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 620802 N 3786648
Decimal Degrees34.21388333, -85.68861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 12.833', W 85° 41.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 12' 49.98" N, 85° 41' 19.02" W
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