Virginia Iron Furnace
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Located along Rt. 26 in Albright, West Virginia, the Virginia Iron Furnace is a structure still standing where visitor’s can stop to experience a piece of WV History. The historic water-powered blast furnace that pre-dates the Civil War was built in 1854 and was used as a charcoal iron furnace used to smelt iron. The furnace remained in operation until the 1890’s and in 1933 the Virginia Furnace was acquired by the Kingwood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution who created a roadside park at the furnace site.
Albright, WV 26519