Find the Forge
Directions and Locations for the Forge
Walter Forge is located at 886 Lees Chapel Rd. in Henagar, Alabama. We welcome visitors to come and see the Forge and the process when they are in the area. We are here 7 days a week and ask that anyone who would like to visit to give us a quick text to 706-618-9426 with a time you would like to visit. We will respond quickly and make sure we have the fire burning for you. The Forge is always open from 10 until 4 each day.
We are glad to arrange private demonstrations for small groups who would like to get a real feel for the skill. We have hosted scouts, educators, ladies groups and tour groups. All have been a joy! We have several options for guests and would be glad to discuss your visit.
Henagar is located along Hwy. 40 atop Sand Mountain. It is a rural farm area and directions will reflect that!
From Mentone and Desoto Park: Come down the mountain to Valley Head and take Hwy. 40/117 to Interstate I-59. Cross interstate 59 and continue up Sand Mountain to Henagar. You will come to the one and only red light in Henagar at the intersection of Hwy. 40 and County road 75. Turn right at the Red light in to CR 75. You will go approximately 1/2 mile through the metropolis of a one store town and turn Left at the Dollar General Store on to Bellevue Rd. Your next turn will be to the left on to Lees Chapel Rd. or CR 165. There is a white Lees Chapel Church sign and the road is between a house and a mobile home. You will pass Lees Chapel on the right and on down the road a bit there will be 5 chicken houses on the left and the Forge will be on the right. Big Red Forge and Little white house with green roof.
If you are coming from Tennessee or South Alabama you will take the Valley Head, Henagar exit and turn West on Hwy 40/117 up Sand Mountain and follow the directions above.
If you are coming through Scottsboro, you will cross the Tennessee River and turn left after the bridge to go up Sand Mountain on Hwy. 40. You will travel through a beautiful stretch of farmland before coming to the intersection of Hwy. 40 and Cr 71. Turn right(north) on 71 and travel until you reach the cross road of CR 88 and 71. There will be a set of mini warehouses o the left and a brick house on the right. Turn right on CR 88. Your next turn will be CR 165 to the left. There is only a county road sign with the number to mark the road. It is a two lane country paved road. You will cross the creek and travel through one stop sign. The Forge is over the second hill after you go through the stop sign on the left.
We have found the GPS can take folks down some pasture paths. You are always welcome to call and we will meet you if necessary. 706-618-9426.
**Our hand forged products are in Mentone at The Graceful Giraffe. Go by and visit with Debra as she represents many local artisans in her shop of wonders.