Historic Markers Across Alabama



Irondale Furnace



Marker ID: AHC 
Location:
County: Jefferson
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

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