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Falling Creek Ironworks Park

  • 6407 Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) Chesterfield County, VA 23234 Chesterfield, VA 23234
  • P. (804) 751-4946
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This park is the site of the first ironworks in the New World. The close proximity of raw iron ore, wood for fuel and power provided by the falling water made the Falling Creek site perfect for this development. The ironworks was constructed by the Virginia Company between 1619 and 1622 and iron production began in late 1621, but was halted on March 22, 1622 during the Indian uprising by the Powhatan Chiefdom. Today this archaeological site yields information about iron production.