Boom Furnace, Virginia

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Boom Furnace, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Boom Furnace, Virginia is located in Virginia
Boom Furnace, Virginia
Boom Furnace, Virginia
Boom Furnace, Virginia is located in the US
Boom Furnace, Virginia
Boom Furnace, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°55′14″N 80°46′09″W / 36.92056°N 80.76917°W / 36.92056; -80.76917Coordinates: 36°55′14″N 80°46′09″W / 36.92056°N 80.76917°W / 36.92056; -80.76917
Country United States
State Virginia
County Pulaski
Elevation 1,929 ft (588 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24347
GNIS feature ID 1494845[1]

Boom Furnace is an unincorporated community in Pulaski County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.[1] The name of the community derives from a nearby furnace that made loud booming sounds when started.[2] The furnace began operation in 1882 and, when it ended operations in 1906, was the last "cold blast, water power charcoal" furnace in Virginia.[3] The furnace still stands today.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Boom Furnace". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Tennis, Joe (2004), Southwest Virginia Crossroads: An Almanac of Place Names and Places to See, The Overmountain Press, p. 146, ISBN 9781570722561, retrieved August 6, 2013 
  3. ^ Watson, Thomas; Bassler, Ray; Ries, Heinrich; Holden, Ray (1907), Mineral resources of Virginia, J.P. Bell Company, p. 448, retrieved August 6, 2013 
  4. ^ Google (August 6, 2013). "Boom Furnace, Virginia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 6, 2013.