Historic Markers Across Alabama



Shelby Furnaces



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Ala. Hwy 25, Columbiana, AL
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 33° 10.641    W 086° 36.418
  33.17735    -86.60696666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMFTNY
 



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Shelby Furnaces
Erected 1849 and 1863

— ------5 miles ---> —


Major source of pig iron for the Confederacy. Furnished iron to Selma arsenal for heavy cannon, naval armor plate. Furnaces destroyed in 1865 by Wilson's Cavalry raiders U.S.A. Rebuilt 1873, closed 1923.

Erected 1953 by Alabama Historical Association.







End of Shelby Furnaces