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History of the Cove Is Shown Through Local's Book About Iron Furnaces


August 31, 2023

A local man will help provide a close look at the rich history of the Cove with his writings.

Byron Smail will publish a book about the nine different iron furnaces throughout the Cove. Entitled "The Iron Furnaces of the Cove!" and over 100 pages long, it details all of the ones that were located in Martinsburg, McKee, Roaring Spring, and Williamsburg.

The book includes information about how the furnaces were used, the communities surrounding them, and what the areas they were located in are like today.

The research

Although he never had an interest in writing before, Smail said that he a...

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