Located along Rt. 26 in Albright, West Virginia, the Virginia Iron Furnace is a structure still standing where visitor’s can stop to experience a piece of WV History. The historic water-powered blast furnace that pre-dates the Civil War was built in 1854 and was used as a charcoal iron furnace used to smelt iron. ┬áThe furnace remained in operation until the 1890’s and in 1933 the Virginia Furnace was acquired by the Kingwood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution who created a roadside park at the furnace site.

RR 26, Albright W.Va. 26519