The Cherokee County Historical Society would like to invite you to the dedication of the Round Mountain Furnace historical marker in a ceremony that will begin on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 10:00AM.
The Historical Society has arranged for Jim Bennett to give a brief history of the furnace and its significance. He is the historian for the Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama located at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Vice Chairman of the Alabama Historical Ironworks Commission and is also a noted author in the field of Alabama's historical ironworks.
Round Mountain was the first furnace constructed in Cherokee County and the fourth in Alabama. It was an important supplier during the Civil War with its iron being used in various munitions including cannon and projectiles.
This historical marker will help bring public awareness of the furnace, its history and location.
Directions: From Centre, take AL Hwy 411 to Leesburg, Turn right onto Alabama Hwy 68, travel 1 mile and then make a right onto AL Hwy 273, travel 4.7 miles and then turn right onto County Road 48. Travel 2.6 miles and the marker will be on the left side of the road on the right of way.