Historic Markers Across Alabama



Oxmoor Iron Furnaces 1863-1928



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of Shannon Oxmoor Road and Shades Creek Circle, Birmingham, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 25.806    W 086° 50.904
  33.4301    -86.8484
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Oxmoor Iron Furnaces
1863 - 1928


First blast furnace in Jefferson County erected near this site (1863) by Red Mountain Coal and Iron Co. Destroyed (1865) by Federal troops: rebuilt (1873) and second furnace added. Successful experimental run made in Furnace No. 2 (1876) using local coke and Red Mountain iron ore: this assured future growth of coal and iron industry in Birmingham area. Owned by a succession of companies, the furnaces were acquired by U.S. Steel Corp. (1907) and later dismantled (1928).

Erected 1989 by Alabama Historical Association.







End of Oxmoor Iron Furnaces 1863-1928