Accokeek Furnace Archeological Site

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Accokeek Furnace Archeological Site
Nearest cityStafford, Virginia
Arealess than one acre
Built1726 (1726)
NRHP reference #84003598[1]
VLR #089-0066
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 15, 1984
Designated VLRMarch 20, 1984[2]

Accokeek Furnace Archeological Site is a historic archaeological site located near Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia. The Principio Company of Cecil County, Maryland, constructed the Accokeek Iron Furnace about 1726 on land leased from Augustine Washington, father of George Washington. After his death in 1743, his son Lawrence Washington inherited his interest in the company and furnace. When he died in 1752, his share descended to his brother Augustine Washington, Jr.. Operations at this site ceased around 1753. A historical marker denoting this site is located on the grounds of Colonial Forge High School.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Historical Marker Database: Accokeek Iron Furnace".