Ohatchee, Alabama: Alabama's Largest Confederate Memorial

A big Civil War outdoor furnace, the Largest Confederate Memorial in Alabama, and a free museum, all within cannon shot of each other along a rural road.
Address:
145 Janney Rd, Ohatchee, AL
Directions:
From US Hwy 431 in Alexandria turn west onto Hwy 144. Drive seven miles. Turn right onto Harts Ferry Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn left at first cross street onto Spring rd. Drive one mile. Turn right onto Janney Rd. Furnace and museum will be on the left.
Hours:
Museum T-F 10-5, Sa 12-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
256-892-5198
Admission:
Free
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Alabama's Largest Confederate Memorial

The Janney Furnace is a gigantic old chimney furnace that dates back to the Civil War, located next to what is advertised as "Alabama's Largest Confederate Memorial."

[Dawn, 05/19/2015]

The furnace was built in 1863 to smelt pig iron for the Rebels. The memorial went up in 2003 and lists the name of every Calhoun County Confederate soldier.

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