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Near Zaleski in Vinton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hope Furnace

1854 - 1874

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2009
1. Hope Furnace Marker
Inscription.
One of 69 charcoal iron furnaces in the famous Hanging Rock Iron Region. Extending more than 100 miles from Logan, Ohio to Mt. Savage, Kentucky this area contained all materials necessary to produce high grade iron. The industry flourished for over 50 years in mid-nineteenth century during which time the area was one of the leading iron producing centers of the world. The charcoal iron industry was responsible for the rapid development of southern Ohio and the romance of the Hanging Rock Iron Region forms a brilliant chapter in the industrial history of the Buckeye State.
 
Erected 1960 by the Ohio Society of Professional Engineersand the Ohio Historical Markers Committee. (Marker Number 1-82.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.927′ N, 82° 20.421′ W. Marker is near Zaleski, Ohio, in Vinton County. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to Hope Furnace, in the Zaleski State Forest, about 200 feet north of the state forest backpack trail parking lot on Ohio Route 278 and about 1.2 miles NE of the Lake Hope dam. Marker is in this post office area: Zaleski OH 45698, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Hope Furnace and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2009
2. Hope Furnace and Marker
are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hanging Rock Iron Region (here, next to this marker); From Forest to Furnace (here, next to this marker); The Hanging Rock Blast Furnace (here, next to this marker); Life in Zaleski (here, next to this marker); The Furnace Legacy (here, next to this marker); Lockheed T33 Shooting Star (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Cox Covered Bridge (approx. 6.8 miles away); Vinton County Civil War Memorial (approx. 9.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Zaleski.
 
Also see . . .  Hope Furnace. (Submitted on November 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Hope Furnace image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2009
3. Hope Furnace
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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