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RVRT 2 - Tannehill Ironworks Park - OU0092

 A National Metallurgical Engineering Landmark

Hidden by  sonicsix

N 33° 14.874' W 87° 04.071' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Alabama
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 06 September 2010
 Date Created: 06 September 2010
 Last Modified: 14 November 2010
 Waypoint: OU0092


{{found}} 4 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
3885 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

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Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly In the Woods Historic Site Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

This is the 2nd in a series of virtual caches found exclusively on OC.US. We travel full-time in our RV and see many cool, unusual and amazing things. To share our experiences, we are creating virtual caches of the things we see around the United States.  We hope you enjoy them.


Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park has more than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. A miniature railroad chugs through the pines. From spring through fall, the blacksmith, miller and craftsmen demonstrate their trades. Craft shops occupy restored pioneer cabins and artisans chat with visitors from their front porches. Steeped in history, Tannehill feels timeless. The cotton gin, pioneer farm and working gristmill preserve a long-gone way of life. Hiking trails retrace historic roadways. Artifacts of Alabama’s 19th century iron industry displayed in the Iron and Steel Museum put in perspective the massive stone furnaces, Tannehill’s awe-inspiring centerpiece.

It is difficult to take in all of Tannehill in one visit. Come again and come often to enjoy the special appeal of each season. Campground accommodations, both primitive and improved, are plentiful. Horseback riding excursions are available at Tannehill Trails.

The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. Other events include a Dulcimer festival, Gem and Mineral show, Woodcarvers show, Educational programs for school children, a Labor Day celebration, Halloween festival and Christmas candlelight tour.

Now for the cache...

Standing in front of the mighty Tannehill Ironworks Furnace is a structure dedidcated to the area. It is easily identifiable by the eagle that sits atop it and the embedded gears on its side. On this structure is a plaque and the first line on the plaque is "TANNEHILL IRONWORKS / ALABAMA". The next several lines are not written in ALL CAPS. If you take the first letter of each of these 5 lines, you will have the password necessary to log this find. You must use all lowercase letters when entering the password.

This virtual cache is located in Tannehill State Park. Parking is available nearby and the cache is just a medium walk from the parking area. The park has an admission fee, often on the honor system and other times the gate is manned. For more information about the park itself, please visit

Additional Hints   Decrypt

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Log Entries    {{found}} 4x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 15 August 2014 ronbo Found it

Found this one with help from Google!

1 18 November 2012 BalletMomto4 Found it

Found this one while on a scavenger hunt with my favorite scout and family.  Thank you!  New to the site.

1 14 November 2010 jeffbouldin Found it

After getting the virtual at the spring I spent about 30 minutes trying to get to the parking lot for this one. I finally asked the guy at the gate and he pointed me to the parking area close by. Looks like I'll have to hike a half mile. After walking about 500 feet the trail ends at a cool old furnace. But I'm still .4 miles from ground zero. Looking around before giving up I notice a monument the looks a lot like the one described, then it hits me, the coords are wrong!  thanks for the fun and taking me to this very cool place.

N 33 14.874

W 87 04.071

1 13 November 2010 ScoutDog3 Found it

Found it on a great day of hiking and caching in the park. We hiked over 9 miles and found several caches, including finds on the two virtual caches in the park. We tried to find a way to the listed coordinates from the trails but finally came to the furnace we knew about and found the monument and sign at 12:30pm. We recorded these coordinates at the monument: N33 14.874 W87 4.070. Thanks for your work on OCUS and for establishing the virtuals here in the park. Hopefully more are will follow.