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Welcome to Falling Creek Ironworks

Our Purpose

  • To promote the study of the rich historic and industrial heritage of the Falling Creek area from the 1619-1622 Virginia Company Falling Creek Ironworks to Cary's Chesterfield Forge to the last operations in the 20th century of William Byrd's 17th century gristmill.

  • To work for the proper conservation and exploration of this ironworks archaeological sites and materials.

  • To encourage the scientific study of ironworking sites and materials.

  • To promote the spread of archaeological knowledge through the media of publications, meetings, lectures, exhibits, etc. related to Falling Creek.

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