Part 1: Introduction: Valley Furnace in Barbour County and the Welsh Puddlers at Wheeling
Part 2: Charcoal and Coal
Part 3: The Eastern Counties
Part 4: Cheat Mountain Iron Industry
Part 4A: Col. Nemegyei and the Irondale Furnace
Part 4B: George Washington and Samuel Jackson
Part 5: Other Ironworks; Bibliography
Part 6: Wrought Iron, Puddled Iron, and Charcoal Iron
Note to the reader: West Virginia was not formed from Virginia until 1863.
The history of these iron operations occurs before the Civil War began in 1861. Thus, the terms “Antebellum” and “Western” Virginia.
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