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Accokeek Iron Furnace Marker   (circa 1726)
550 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554

The Principio Company constructed this site about 1726 on land leased from Augustine Washington, the father of George Washington, who was a partner in the company. The archaeological site is a rare example of 18th century Virginia industrial enterprise. It includes the furnace location, the wheel pit and races, a retaining wall made of slag, and extensive slag dump and mine pitts.

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Andrew Chapel
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