The High Shoal Ironworks Village

The High Shoal Ironworks Village (HM9GO)

Location: Mooresboro, NC 28114 Rutherford County
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N 35° 15.87', W 81° 47.59'

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Among early landowners at the Great Fall on Second Broad River were Richard Henderson, a founder of the short-lived state of Transylvania, and Abner Nash, governor of North Carolina in 1780-81. Later owners used the water power of the High Shoal for a smithy, mill, and ironworks. The ironworks was founded in the 1790's by Mark Bird, a friend of Benjamin Franklin, and Peter Fisher. Achilles Durham owned the ironworks as it declined in the 1840's. The village had a smithy, a store and office, a corn mill, homes for the iron master and slaves, and a few other residences.
HM NumberHM9GO
Placed ByRutherford County 225th Anniversary Committee
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 427855 N 3902664
Decimal Degrees35.26450000, -81.79316667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 15.87', W 81° 47.59'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 15' 52.20" N, 81° 47' 35.40" W
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Area Code(s)828, 704
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 128-130 State Rd 2125, Mooresboro NC 28114, US
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