Falling Creek Ironworks

Falling Creek Ironworks

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Falling Creek Ironworks was the first iron production facility in North America. It was established by the Virginia Company of London in Henrico Cittie 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 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. The geology of Virginia's terrain changes from the sandy coastal plain of the Tidewater Region to the more hilly and rocky Piedmont Region along the north-south fall line. At Richmond, the generally west to east flowing James River turns almost due south and essentially flows parallel to and just east of the fall line for about 8 miles, before turning east again near Drewry's Bluff.
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135907549
  • 9786135907544