Shelby Iron Works and Shelby Chemical Company

Shelby Iron Works and Shelby Chemical Company


Incredible history can be found in the most unobtrusive places. Such is the story of the Shelby Iron Works. Located near the geographic center of Alabama, in the small, quiet town of Shelby, lies the remains of Alabama’s largest charcoal blast furnace. These remains give scant evidence to the important role it played during the Civil War and Alabama’s fledgling iron industry. Despite operating for over half a century, this landmark would have faded in memory without the preservation efforts of the Historic Shelby Association.

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Shelby Iron Works and Shelby Chemical Company

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  • 10268 Co Road 42
  • Shelby, AL 35143-0176


Shelby is located in the Birmingham & Tuscaloosa Area of the Central Alabama Region


Admission to the park is FREE. Applicable fees may be charged during events

Hours of Operation

Site open to the public, 24/7
Wheelchair Accessible
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