Underground Railroad for Union SoldiersBuilt in 1846, Catherine Furnace was one of three Page County furnaces in operation during the Civil War. The 30-foot-tall main stack is nearly all that remains of the cold blast furnace and once-huge operation here, when 22,500 acres supplied wood for charcoal, iron ore, and limestone, and food. With labor scarce, local whites, free blacks and slaves worked here to furnish the Confederacy with pig iron.
|Placed By||Summers-Koontz Camp #490, with the help of a grant from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:17am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 706032 N 4270352|
|Decimal Degrees||38.55775000, -78.63545000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 33.465', W 78° 38.127'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 33' 27.90" N, 78° 38' 7.62" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3336-3348 Cub Run Rd, Shenandoah VA 22849, US|
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