Did you know? Falmouth historical marker identifies key Revolutionary War iron works location
From the Northern Neck Historical Society:
James Hunter’s Iron Works was located east of Falmouth, Virginia and was operating as early as 1759.
From the start of the American Revolutionary War, Hunter’s Iron Works began to produce muskets, pistols, swords, carbines, camp kettles, and other items needed to supply the Continental Army and Navy. During this time, Governor Thomas Jefferson ordered special military protection for the industry. Hunter’s Iron Works was described as “the greatest iron works that is upon the continent.”
This Virginia Department of Historic Resources historical highway marker is located in Stafford County at the intersection of Warrenton Road (U.S. 17) and Olde Forge Drive.