West Blocton Historic Beehive Coke Ovens
West Blocton Historic Beehive Coke Ovens propelled Alabama into the ranks of one of the top iron producers in the world. Over four hundred of these ovens were built in the 1880s to heat coal into coke, an essential ingredient in iron production. The coke was transported by rail for use in the furnaces and foundries in the Bessemer, Birmingham and Anniston areas.
Visit the website below for a complete chronological history of significant events for the West Blocton Historic Beehive Coke Ovens.http://www.wbbm.org/history-west-blocton.htm