The Walker Charcoal Kiln was built around 1880 to convert oak wood into charcoal. Charcoal generates twice the heat of unprocessed wood. There was a tremendous amount of gold and silver mining at that time.
Charcoal was used as a chemical reducing agent to extract silver from its ore. The 25 foot tall and 30 feet wide stone structure was constructed entirely without mortar.
Walker Charcoal Kiln is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.