Tredegar Iron Works

Tredegar Iron Works (HMK2L)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.085', W 77° 26.617'

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"The industrial economy of the South once revolved around a few acres of land in the Capital of the Confederacy."Giles Cromwell, Historian, 1992

"It is doubtful whether an abler business man than General Anderson ever lived in this state." Richmond Times, 1892

"The mechanic arts are the poor man's inheritance." Tredegar Workers, 1847

Across the canal stands the Tredegar Iron Works, which, with the Armory that once stood beside it, was the greatest industrial complex in the South. Run by Joseph Reid Anderson, the Iron Works, with a work force of immigrants and free and enslaved Blacks, produced up to half of all the armaments used in the Confederate war effort.
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HM NumberHMK2L
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Placed ByRichmond Riverfront Canal Walk
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 5:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284091 N 4157002
Decimal Degrees37.53475000, -77.44361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.085', W 77° 26.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 5.10" N, 77° 26' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28 5th Street Footbridge, Richmond VA 23219, US
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