Historic Markers Across Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: Marker located just inside the gated entrance to the grounds of Sloss Furnaces next to the gift Shop, 1st Avenue North (U.S. 11), Birmingham, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 31.286    W 086° 47.417
  33.52143333    -86.79028333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The crossing of railroads in 1872 adjacent to this site gave rise to the industrial city of Birmingham. In 1881, Alabama railroad magnate James Withers Sloss, captializing on the unusual coincidence of coal, iron ore, and limestone in the area, founded th

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