Mostly intact Iron Furnace in Southern Va.
The same road was used for access to the Crawford Mine Location: N 4,277,360 E 299,620 (Zone 18). One of three prince william county gold mining operations. Placer surface gold and dredging directly from the creek. Lowering production and low price of gold forced closure in the mid to late 20's.
Hey mikevax, I grew up in the Garfield Estates neighborhood, and explored Neabsco Creek east of 95 as a kid. There was some cool stuff there, foundations and a big slate cut. Some of Tayloe's handiwork no doubt. I never have been west of 95 where your pics are, but want to check it out. Hit me up at johnnyeltrain vt.edu, I would like to compare notes.
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Photo Provided by Douglas W. Sanford, Assoc. Prof Chair, Department of Historic Preservation University of Mary Washington
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