Historic Markers Across Alabama

Irondale Furnace

Marker ID: AHC 
County: Jefferson
Waymark: None


One of the first furnaces in Alabama to supply pig iron to the Confederate Arsenal at Selma was located 1/4 mile southwest of here. Also, known as the Cahawba Iron Works and McElwain Furnace it was built by W. S. McElwain in 1863 with cash advances from t

End of Irondale Furnace