Roaring Run Furnace

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450 Roaring Run Road
State Road 621
Eagle Rock, VA 24085

Phone: (540) 864-5195
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Historical Significance Roaring Run Furnace - -

Built sometime in the early 1800's, Roaring Run Iron Furnace stands as a monument that reflects the national and statewide economics of the iron industry during the 19th Century. Interpretive signs on-site provide visitors with an expliantion of the usage of the furnace.


Roaring Run Furnace Today

The Roaring Run Furnace was the only national register site owned by the Jefferson National Forest. It is located in the New Castle Ranger District in Botetourt County. The furnace is located on Roaring run Branch, a tributary of Craig Creek, five miles from the James River. Until recently little of the historical documentation of this site had been recovered from primary sources in the various state and local archives. The information recently recovered suggests that the furnace reflects the national and statewide economics of the iron industry during the 19th century.



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