Buckeye Furnace in Jackson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Buckeye Furnace was the second charcoal-fueled iron furnace to be built along Raccoon Creek. The furnace, constructed in 1851 by Thomas Price, was financed by Newkirk, Daniels and Company under the name of Buckeye Furnace Company. In its early years, Buckeye Furnace produced an average of 7.3 tons of iron daily during a 42-week blast period. Later construction increased the height of the stone stack and raised the output of the furnace to 12 tons per day.
In 1862, the company was sold to H. S. Bundy who operated it for two years before selling it to Terry, Auston and Company. In 1867, a new Buckeye Furnace Company bought the operation and ran the furnace until 1894, when operations ceased.
Erected by the Ohio Historical Society.
Location. 39° 3.284′ N, 82° 27.516′ W. Marker is in Buckeye Furnace, Ohio, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Buckeye Park Road (Local Road 167) and Buckeye Road (Local Road 165), on the left when traveling south on Buckeye Park Road. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Buckeye Furnace State Memorial, about 100 feet west of the former company store (museum). Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Buckeye Park Road, Wellston OH 45692, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Hanging Rock Region (within shouting distance of this marker); Scales (within shouting distance of this marker); Stock Shed (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stockyard (about 700 feet away); Ewington Academy (approx. 6.4 miles away); Henry Duc and the Defenders of Our Country (approx. 7.2 miles away); Morgan's Raid in Vinton County (approx. 7.2 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buckeye Furnace.
Also see . . .
1. Buckeye Furnace Historical Site. (Submitted on January 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Buckeye Furnace Community. (Submitted on January 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.