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Cornwall Furnace

Town of Cedar Bluff, 3420 Spring Street, Cedar Bluff, AL 35959, USA

The Cornwall Furnace was built in 1863 by the Noble Brothers and named for their native Cornwall, England, home. This cold blast furnace furnished iron to the Noble Brothers Foundry in Rome, Georgia, where it was used to manufacture cannon, cannon balls, and other munitions for the Confederate army. Although Sherman gave orders to destroy it twice, the furnace survived the war but was later destroyed by an industrial explosion around 1870. Located on a five and one-half acre county park, the site has one of the best preserved stacks in the southeast.

 

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Directions

From I-59 take Alabama Highway 68 to Cedar Bluff. Take Alabama Highway 9 when 68 turns to the left; turn left on County Road 92. When 92 turns right, go straight ahead on County Road 251 to end of road.

Visitor Services

Trails, picnic facilities

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Admission Fee

Free

Hours

Daily: Sunrise to sunset.

Phone

205-477-5711

Website

http://www.alaironworks.com/furnace/cornwall.htm »

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