Falling Creek Ironworks

Falling Creek Ironworks was the first iron production facility in North America. It was established by the Virginia Company of London in Henrico Cittie (sic) on Falling Creek near its confluence with the James River. It was short-lived due to an attack by Native Americans in 1622.

The long-lost site was rediscovered in the early 21st century. It is now located in Chesterfield County, about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of the fall line of the James River at present-day Richmond, Virginia. Archaeological and related research work at the site was ongoing as of March 2007.

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Falling Creek Ironworks - Rediscovery, Ongoing Work
... The exact site of the Falling Creek Ironworks was unknown until relatively recently. 20, 2007, the heavy rains in the late summer of 2006 apparently eroded the creek bank and uncovered timbers of the furnace which were part of the structure ... "The rest of the furnace is believed to be buried in the creek bank." The location of the ironworks has long been suspected ...

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