West Fork Furnace

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West Fork Furnace
West Fork Furnace overview.jpg
Overview from the north
West Fork Furnace is located in Virginia
West Fork Furnace
West Fork Furnace is located in the US
West Fork Furnace
Location VA 605, Floyd, Virginia
Coordinates 36°50′2″N 80°22′30″W / 36.83389°N 80.37500°W / 36.83389; -80.37500Coordinates: 36°50′2″N 80°22′30″W / 36.83389°N 80.37500°W / 36.83389; -80.37500
Area 2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1853 (1853)
NRHP reference # 09000414[1]
VLR # 031-0084
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 5, 2009
Designated VLR March 19, 2009[2]

West Fork Furnace is a historic iron furnace and national historic district located near Floyd, Floyd County, Virginia. The district includes structural, landscape and archaeological components of a small and well preserved mid-19th-century iron furnace built about 1853. The components consist of the furnace, retaining wall, staging area, head race, wheel pit, tail race, and East Prong of Furnace Creek. The furnace remained in operation until 1855.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[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. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Thomas Klatka (December 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: West Fork Furnace" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos