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Ironton in Lawrence County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

City of Ironton

Founded 1849

 
 
City of Ironton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
1. City of Ironton Marker
Inscription.

In 1849, the city of Ironton was founded by local ironmasters, railroaders, and financiers associated with the Ohio Iron and Coal Company. They saw the city as a manufacturing and shipping point for their products. As a young industrial city, Ironton prospered when river transportation facilitated the development and export of Lawrence County's natural resources and manufactured items. The Iron Railroad Company was also established to transport pig iron and manufactured goods from nearby towns to Ironton, to awaiting steamboats on the Ohio River. Steamboats, in the form of towboats, packet boats, and showboats, traveled the river providing the city with goods, services, and entertainment. The Ironton wharf and boat landing once served the community as a gathering place to greet incoming passengers, receive mail, and hear the latest news.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Tall Stacks, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-44.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 32.148′ N, 82° 41.28′ W. Marker is in Ironton, Ohio, in Lawrence County. Marker is on Ohio Riverfront
City of Ironton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
2. City of Ironton Marker
Park, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Entrance to the park is through the floodwall gate at the west end of Center Street. Marker is in this post office area: Ironton OH 45638, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hanging Rock Iron Region / The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County (approx. mile away); Unger's Shoes (approx. mile away); Ironton - Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade (approx. mile away); John Campbell Memorial Home (approx. mile away); Tanks Memorial Stadium Opening Day Nov. 25, 1926 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ironton Tanks / Tanks Memorial Stadium (approx. 1.2 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.8 miles away in Kentucky). Click for a list of all markers in Ironton.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Ironton History. (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ironton, Ohio. (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Articles about Ironton, Ohio. (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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View of Ohio River and Ironton-Russell Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
3. View of Ohio River and Ironton-Russell Bridge
Taken from near City of Ironton marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 16 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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